In 1989 a two year collaborative project, CAI (Computer Assisted Instruction) & Humanities, was initiated between the Faculty of Arts and IBM Netherlands during which General Information Retrieval All Faculties For Bibliographic Education (GIRAFFE), a program for the retrieval of information on general bibliographies, was developed. The program, designed for use by students, employees of universities, and visitors to university libraries, is intended to inform users of bibliographic databases that might fulfill their information needs, and to give them insight into the organization of bibliographic databases and systems. The computer was found to be an efficient teaching device for the task of bibliographic information retrieval because of its ability to react to the immediate needs of the individual students, provide help and supplementary information, and act as an aid to any user interested in finding information in any bibliographic databases. (Contains 4 references.) (ALF)
Boekhorst, A.K. & Groot, T. Giraffe, a Computer Assisted Instruction Programme.