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Advances in Librarianship
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-12024-617-5

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Publication date: 1 March 1990

Angela McCormick

The establishment in Troon Public Library, Scotland, by the MarrEducational Trust of an educational resource facility is recounted. Themicrocomputer hardware and software…

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The establishment in Troon Public Library, Scotland, by the Marr Educational Trust of an educational resource facility is recounted. The microcomputer hardware and software and audio‐visual resources are described and the nature of the services offered to members of the public explained. The success of the project and role of such a centre within the public library are discussed.

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Library Review, vol. 39 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 March 2003

Ayoku A. Ojedokun

This paper examines the University of Botswana’s efforts at implementing e‐learning and transforming the University of Botswana Library (UBL) into a learning resource

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This paper examines the University of Botswana’s efforts at implementing e‐learning and transforming the University of Botswana Library (UBL) into a learning resource centre (LRC), with the assistance of the US Government’s education, democracy and development initiative (EDDI) project. The paper informs that the project is on course, with the Centre for Academic Development having run demonstrations on “smart classroom”, “WebCT”; “high impact WebCT” and redesigned a lecture room into a fully functioning e‐learning room. Enumerates the EDDI consultants’ recommendations on how to effectively transform UBL into a LRC. Concludes that commitment and the political will on the part of all stakeholders is germane to the success of this new vision of student‐centred approach to teaching, and the LRC approach to information services support.

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Campus-Wide Information Systems, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1065-0741

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Publication date: 12 January 2015

Joachim Schopfel, Julien Roche and Gilles Hubert

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate on the development of academic libraries, by the introduction of the concepts of co-working and innovation to the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the debate on the development of academic libraries, by the introduction of the concepts of co-working and innovation to the learning centres.

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The paper builds on published case studies and French initiatives.

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The proposal of this paper is that the academic library can meet its social responsibility on the campus and in society by drawing on the model of the co-working spaces and communities, by the support of innovation and the transfer of knowledge to the world of work. Moreover, the proposal is to include these new functions into the concept of learning centre, i.e. to develop the work-related aspects of the learning centre.

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Future research on academic libraries should focus on social responsibility and their contribution not only to students’ academic success but also to students’ employability and to the transfer of technology.

Practical implications

The paper contributes to the development and marketing of new academic library services and to its strategic positioning on the campus.

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Co-working and innovation are relatively new but promising concepts for academic libraries. Except for some recent case studies, conceptual papers are still missing that combine empirical experience with a theoretical approach.

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New Library World, vol. 116 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 6 May 2003

Harvey R Gover

The global proliferation of distance learning programs has become a major phenomenon of our times. So rapid is the growth rate of distance learning options, that…

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The global proliferation of distance learning programs has become a major phenomenon of our times. So rapid is the growth rate of distance learning options, that statistics on them are rendered out-of-date at the moment of publication. As soon as innovations in media and automation technologies have appeared, their new capabilities have been adapted to distance learning applications, fueling the growth of distance learning programs, and providing marketing tools for the promotion of newly upgraded or newly created distance learning programs and institutions. Rapid growth in a highly competitive market has led to the duplication and overlapping of new distance learning options both within institutions and across institutional and geographical boundaries.

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-206-1

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Publication date: 1 December 2005

Anna Marie Johnson and Sarah Jent

Sets out to provide a selected bibliography or recent resources on library instruction and information literacy.

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Sets out to provide a selected bibliography or recent resources on library instruction and information literacy.

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Introduces and annotates periodical articles, monographs, and exhibition catalogues examining library instruction and information literacy.

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Provides information about each source, discusses the characteristics of current scholarship, and describes sources that contain unique scholarly contributions and quality reproductions.

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The information may be used by librarians and interested parties as a quick reference to literature on library instruction and information literacy.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 33 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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Publication date: 1 December 2000

D. Hywel E. Roberts and J.A. Lamb

In the context of the publication of a survey commissioned by the Library Association into library and learning resources in further education (FE), the authors identify…

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In the context of the publication of a survey commissioned by the Library Association into library and learning resources in further education (FE), the authors identify the key findings of a series of similar surveys of libraries and learning resource centres in the FE sector in Wales, carried out between 1984 and 1997. The impact of growth in student numbers, changes in funding and management arrangements at national and local levels, and quality assurance mechanisms, is explored. The study also describes the major problems associated with quantitative and qualitative research in this sector, compares the results achieved and identifies areas for future research.

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Library Management, vol. 21 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 March 1979

HELEN P. HARRISON

In addition to providing a review of the literature recently published in the librarianship of non‐book materials this survey aims to draw attention to the…

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In addition to providing a review of the literature recently published in the librarianship of non‐book materials this survey aims to draw attention to the characteristics, problems and achievements particular to the documentation and handling of non‐book materials (NBM) in many types of libraries. The materials are briefly described and considerations of selection, acquisition, organization, storage and in particular bibliographic control are dealt with in some detail. Other areas of concern to the librarian dealing with media resources, including the organization and training of staff, planning, equipment, exploitation and copyright, are also discussed. The past decade has seen the widespread introduction of NBM into libraries as additional or alternative sources of information. Librarians have been given an opportunity to rethink many basic principles and adapt existing practice to encompass the new materials. The survey reflects the achievements and some of the failures or problems remaining to be solved in this rapidly expanding area of library work.

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Journal of Documentation, vol. 35 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0022-0418

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Publication date: 6 May 2003

Donna K Meyer

When a new student enrolls in his/her first class, the ELRC emails a welcome letter outlining the services and resources available to NCU students. The welcome letter…

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When a new student enrolls in his/her first class, the ELRC emails a welcome letter outlining the services and resources available to NCU students. The welcome letter includes information on how to access the virtual library site and how to contact a reference librarian. A new student receives the link to the ELRC after establishing a user name and password. The ELRC produces a Learning Resources Handbook, available on the website or in hardcopy upon request. The manual outlines policies and procedures, and introduces resources available through the ELRC. The website provides research tips and how-to pages on database use, Internet searching, research guides, links to online catalogs, general reference tools, Dissertation Center, and FAQs. Additional online tutorials cover study skills and information for students new to the Internet. The Dissertation Center includes strategies on dissertation research, formatting guides, writing resources, dissertation tutorials, and links to other dissertation resources. Course-related subject guides provide links to resources of interest to those enrolled in a particular course. Mentors or students may suggest sites through “Add-a-Resource,” an online form. Learner Affairs and the ELRC provide step-by-step orientation to the web site via telephone to students requesting assistance.

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Advances in Library Administration and Organization
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-206-1

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Publication date: 1 October 2003

Annette Skov and Helli Skærbak

The article addresses the development and present state of information literacy activities in Danish institutions of higher education. It outlines the national policy on…

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The article addresses the development and present state of information literacy activities in Danish institutions of higher education. It outlines the national policy on information literacy, emphasising the crucial role of the Danish Electronic Research Library (DEF). The importance of integrating information literacy sessions into the curriculum is highlighted together with an examination of the barriers that make integration difficult. Strategic alliances and new forms of liaison schemes are presented followed by a description of learning resource centres and Web‐based tutorials and e‐learning activities. The important role of professional groups in setting the agenda for information literacy discussions and knowledge sharing is recognised; and finally, the paper outlines the various educational opportunities open to library school students and academic librarians engaged in teaching information literacy.

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Library Review, vol. 52 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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