ERIC Number: ED031196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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The Library-College Concept: Toward a 21st Century Learning Center Today.
Audiovisual Journal, v3 n3 Jan 1969
A "Library-College" is defined as a college that has become completely library-centered. In the modern library, all communications media--photographs, maps, films, music, paintings--are considered an extension of the book. This is shown in such new terms as Learning Resources Center, Instructional Materials Center, and Media Center, which are replacing the traditional concept of a book collection. Before a library-college can be established, (1) the learning mode must shift from classroom to carrel, (2) the library must include not only books, but also films, filmstrips, closed-circuit TV, dial access, etc., (3) the faculty must be library-minded, (4) curriculum must be democratic and leisure-oriented; the library must contain, in all formats, enough material of the world's great minds to attract competent faculty; (5) the library must try to provide a carrel for each student and see that all materials are easily accessible, and (6) the library-college must have a basic enrollment of 500 to 1000 students. In 1968, of 1193 colleges surveyed, 10% were implementing the library-college concept and 37% were planning to do so. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Audio-Visual Extension.