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The e‐learning library: only a warehouse of learning resources?

Mei‐Yu Wang (Assistant Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan, ROC)
Ming‐Jiu Hwang (Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, Hsuan Chuang University, Taiwan, ROC)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

The potentialities of information technology, together with economic concerns, have been forcing various organizations to go electronic in order to reposition themselves toward a sustainable future. This has also happened to libraries, whose primary value lies not only in their collections but also in their contribution to education through smart organization and management of collected information, which they make easily usable and accessible to users. The paper addresses these issues and discusses such aspects as what is meant by “learning”, how can it be pursued and managed in the library environment, what is the functionality of the e‐learning library, and how the e‐learning resources are included and organized in the e‐learning library.

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Wang, M. and Hwang, M. (2004), "The e‐learning library: only a warehouse of learning resources?", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 5, pp. 408-415. https://doi.org/10.1108/02640470410561929

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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