Dial Up

By Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)

How do I get the most out of my Dial-Up time?

When using any Dial-Up service the user should do their thinking before going on-line.

In relation to the SCIS database, if you are going to do some SEARCHING of resources to locate the SCIS Order Number, using the ISBN's as the search term (a quick way), sort the books with the ISBN's showing and once onto the system use the CHAIN COMMAND facility on the DOBIS/ LIBIS system to speed your search from one item to the next. The procedure is explained in the Dial-Up manual all subscribers to the service receive.

If you still need help with the CHAIN COMMAND contact Curriculum Corporation for assistance.

HINT: Choose a communication software that has a timer facility inbuilt to give you an idea of how long you have been on the system. If you are using Dial-Up for more than 1.5 hours per month it is cheaper to pay the registration of $125.00 per calendar year and $30.00 per connect hour.

Dial-Up gives you access to the bibliographic information and also to the Curriculum Information Subsets for the one subscription. As soon as a resource is added to the database, it is available to a Dial-Up user.

Schools Catalogue Information Service (SCIS)