1. Title of the course: Introduction
to the Internet
Department of Library and Information Studies
3. Workshop coordinator
4. Duration of the workshop
To build capacity in the public library sector to meet the challenges
presented by developments in information and communication technologies.
The workshop is intended for staff employed in the public library sector.
Persons participating in the workshop will be competent at applying basic
Internet information retrieval strategies in the process of the provision of a
public library information service.
In particular, participating persons will be able to:
- access the Internet
- navigate the directories and subdirectories of a browser
- access a virtual public library using a known URL.
- download information from a web site on to a stiffy disk.
- use a search engine with an appropriate search strategy to find specific
- 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome. Introduction to the Internet.
- 9:15 -9:45 Work through the Introduction to the Internet
programme (Concepts of menu, navigation, links, interaction, CAL)
- 9:45 - 10:00 Access the Internet using the Microsoft Explorer (Identify
the Location window, the Home, Back, Forward, Reload icons and their use;
the Active task bar at the bottom of the screen.)
- 10:00 - 10:30 Navigate the directories and subdirectories of the browser
(Reference - Libraries - Public.)
- Tea 10:30 - 10:50
- 10:50 -11:30 Insert a known URL into the location window such as the http://www.ipl.org
and investigate nature of information available.
- 11:30 - 11:45 Download information from a web site on to a stiffy disk.
- 11:45 - 12:15 Identify different search engines and use a general search
engine http://www.altavista.com to locate specific information.
- 12:15 - 12:30 - Identify South African search engines and use the http://www.ananzi.co.za
to locate local information.
- 12:30 - 13:00 Assessment and Feedback