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The EPIC experience: An assessment of OCLC's New Online System after its first year

Elaine Zorbas (Head of the Pasadena Public Library's Research Section and online searching unit.)
Laurie Whitcomb (Research librarian II at Pasadena Public Library)

Reference Services Review

ISSN: 0090-7324

Article publication date: 1 April 1991

Abstract

The EPIC system continues to evolve since it was first released in January 1990. Initially EPIC offered improved access to OCLC's formidable bibliographic database. Pasadena Public Library's experiences with the system, as one of the six field test sites, were described in a “first look” article, in January 1990.1 Since then EPIC has added additional databases such as ERIC, ABI Inform, Dissertation Abstracts, Business Dateline, Pharmaceutical News Index, and the GPO Monthly Catalog, as well as opening a gateway to EasyNet. EPIC's growth puts it in the category of a potential competitor to such established systems as DIALOG, BRS, Wilsonline, and others.

Citation

Zorbas, E. and Whitcomb, L. (1991), "The EPIC experience: An assessment of OCLC's New Online System after its first year", Reference Services Review, Vol. 19 No. 4, pp. 45-48. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049137

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