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ERIC Number: ED346856
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 21
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Bridging the Distance with UREAD Off-Campus Library Services [and] U.READ: Alternatives to On-Site Bibliographic Instruction.
Cleyle, Susan E.
The first of two papers describing the University of Regina Education At a Distance (UREAD) off-campus library service focuses on the implementation of the program at the University of Regina (in Saskachewan, Canada) with relation to the issues that would be of concern to other institutions considering developing an off-campus service. Information obtained from a literature review on how other libraries have implemented their individual programs is briefly reported, and the process of defining the client and service base is described. The services to be offered by UREAD in response to its mandate--to make off-campus library services as equal as possible to services offered on-campus--are listed; they are: (1) specific books and documents; (2) photocopies of periodical articles; (3) thematic/subject searches; (4) responding to reference/information queries; (5) computerized searching of commercial databases when appropriate; and (6) interlibrary loan and document delivery of materials not held by the university. Areas to be considered in the budget are then identified and discussed. Descriptions of some of the experiences of UREAD in the areas of delivery and the research process conclude this paper. The second paper describes the distance education program and the evolution of UREAD services during its three years of operation with emphasis on bibliographic instruction. It is noted that, at the end of the first year, document delivery took precedence over travel to remote sites by the Instructional Support Librarian, and the following instructional materials were developed for independent student use: two Library Videos, a Library Guide, and Citation Lists. A discussion of the ways in which these materials are used and their effectiveness concludes this paper. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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