Purpose - The paper seeks to investigate the benefits of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) Virtual Training Suite. Design/methodology/approach - This paper gives an overview of the service, its impact in the community and its funding history and future. Findings - The RDN Virtual Training Suite offers free, subject-based internet training online. It was designed to provide a user-education service to supplement the services offered by the RDN. The Virtual Training Suite comprises 61 "teach yourself" web tutorials, with titles ranging from "Internet Chemist" to "Internet Philosopher". Each offers the user a tour of the best of the web for the subject, plus guidance on internet searching and web site evaluation. Evidence suggests that it is being widely adopted in taught courses and library instruction. Originality/value - The paper is useful for anyone planning to use the RDN Virtual Training Suite.
|Translated title of the contribution||Next steps for the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) Virtual Training Suite?|
|Pages (from-to)||55 - 57|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|