ERIC Number: ED146818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Sound and Video Library: An Interim Report on an Experiment. Melanges Pedagogiques, 1976.
Riley, P.; Zoppis, C.
An experimental sound- and video-library has recently been established by the Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues at the University of Nancy II. This article describes the functioning of the library system and gives a brief explanation of the underlying pedagogical principles which have guided the design, choice of equipment and layout. The library was designed so that students would be able to find the right kind of materials whenever they were free and ready to use them. Therefore, it was necessary to have an abundant and varied supply of adequate materials in stock, a practical filing system and convenient opening times. It was also necessary to persuade students that they could be their own tutors. The equipment chosen consists of 12 booths with audio-active-comparative cassette recorders, 20 cassette-players, and a listening unit, consisting of a tape-recorder and eight earphones, and ten video cassette recorders, each linked to a black and white TV screen. The statistics show a promising and steady rise in the number of requests for materials in the library. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Centers, College Libraries, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Laboratory Equipment, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Learning Laboratories, Library Facilities, Second Language Learning, Tape Recordings, Video Equipment, Videotape Cassettes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nancy Univ., (France). Centre de Recherches et d'Applications Pedagogiques en Langues.
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