ERIC Number: ED398917
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Distance Learning and Libraries in the Cyberspace Age.
Erazo, Edward; Derlin, Roberta L.
The growth of telecommunications technology for distance learning in the Cyberspace Age has opened many options for studying off-campus from home or office from remote and sparsely populated communities. Higher education is exploring this modern version of correspondence courses with the goal of increasing their student enrollment as well as making their degree programs more readily available. An integral component to the success of these programs is the extent and strength of the library support that can be offered to this new generation of distant learners. This paper addresses the distance education roles of library services, librarians, and faculty; examines some recent success stories in digitizing libraries; and explores several options in developing electronic library support for distance learning, including teaching and providing online searching and tutorials, CD ROM databases, Internet, Netscape, and World Wide Web access. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Education, Case Studies, Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Retrieval, Information Technology, Internet, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Library Automation, Library Instruction, Library Role, Library Services, Online Systems, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information), World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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