1985 - Rodman Online

Rodman ONline (RON)"RON" (Rodman ONline) was the name given to the Dialog computerized information service offered at the Library. Dialog at the time offered over 200 databases of information that were accessed by reference librarians. A reference interview was conducted prior to "going online" to determine what the patron needed because of the fees involved with searching RON. The typical search cost between $5 and $10.