|Dialog Corp. has announced that it has expanded its Graduate Education
Programme (GEP) to Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
Dialog's GEP is a professional development initiative that's designed
to help future librarians prepare to use online information services as
they assume their jobs in libraries, schools, and businesses around the
world. The program offers graduate library schools access to Dialog services
and specialized training materials.
The program was rolled out in January in the U.S. and Canada. Interested
library school administrators should contact Liz Blankson-Hemans, Dialog's
London-basedmanager of information professional development, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The expansion of the GEP is the latest in a series of enhancements to
the program. For example, the company now offers its Dialog DataStar and
Dialog Profound services for student training and practice as part of the
Dialog recently also added to the GEP its Dialog Intranet Toolkit, a
service that helps companies relay external data across their enterprisewide
Blankson-Hemans noted that the addition of Dialog DataStar would be
especially helpful for graduate library students preparing for careers
in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. "Dialog DataStar is known
among information professionals as the world's leading source of content
relevant in the pharmaceuticals and the biomedical arenas. The service
is particularly well-known in European markets," she said. "But until now
library schools have not had the means to readily make Dialog DataStar
available to students as part of an industry-specific training regime.
The addition of Dialog DataStar to the GEP fills that gap."
Source: Dialog Corp., Cary, NC, 800/3-DIALOG, 919/462-8600; http://www.dialog.com.