Digital libraries have the potential to offer unprecedented resources for supporting e‐learning. This paper addresses and discusses such aspects as what is meant by “e‐learning”, and how can it be supported by the library environment, the functionality of the digital library; and how e‐learning resources are included and organized in the digital library.
The paper explores the advantages of digital libraries for e‐learning and the types of learning that can be supported by digital libraries.
There is undoubtedly a keenness to use online information resources for research and teaching, but this seems to be matched by a lack of awareness of how best to integrate these resources into the e‐learning environment.
The paper provides a useful insight into the role and influence of digital libraries and online resources on e‐learning.
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