ERIC Number: ED410955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth: A Reader.
Watson, Elizabeth F., Ed.; Jagannathan, Neela, Ed.
The provision of good library services is a crucial factor in determining the quality of distance education. This collection of articles acquaints readers with distance librarianship as it is practiced in developed and developing countries throughout the British Commonwealth. The reader includes: "Introduction" (Michael Wooliscroft); "Distance Librarianship: A Perspective" (Elizabeth F. Watson); "The Distance Learner, the Librarian and the Course Development Team" (Janet Jenkins); "Reaching the Remote Student" (Margaret Appleton); "Library Services to Distance Learners: Research and Operational Developments in a U.K. and European Context" (Peter Brophy, Deborah Goodall, and Peter M. Wynne); "Distance Learners and Library Use in Western Canada: the Findings of an Inter-university Survey" (Alexander L. Slade); "Library Services for the University of the West Indies Distance Students" (Beverley A. Steele); "The University of South Africa's Library Services to Distance Learners" (S. H. Behrens and L. M. Grobler); "Serving Learners in a Technical-Vocational Distance Education Programme: Issues for CAST in Jamaica" (Terrence Bobb-Semple); "Library Services to Distance Learners at Massey University: Some Management Issues" (Celia Bockett, Lucy Marsden, and Joan Pitchforth); "A Library Service to Distance Learners: What Should the Library Provide?" (Anthony K. Cavanagh and Joan Tucker); "Initiating the First Steps: the Use of Technology To Provide Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth Caribbean" (Linda Claudia de Four); "Rendering Equitable Library Services to Distance Learners in India: Problems and Prospects" (Neela Jagannathan); "Library Support--the Missing Link in Support Services at the Secondary Level for the Distance Learner in English-Speaking Africa" (Magnus John); "Providing Support Services for External B.Ed. Distance Learners Programme at the University of Nairobi" (Judith W. Kamau); "Information Technology and Libraries in Distance Education: Present and Future Prospects for India" (Uma Kanjilal); "Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance" (David Meacham and Margaret H. Macpherson); "Library Services for the Open University of Tanzania: Experiences of the First Year" (Geoffrey R. V. Mmari); "Library and Information Science Through Distance Education: the IGNOU Experience" (R. Satyanarayana); "Library Services to Students at a Distance: A Case Study of the University of Otago Library, Dunedin, New Zealand" (Hayley Solomon); "Open Library Information for Off-Campus Students: The Australian Scenario" (Marie-Therese Van Dyk); and "Factors Affecting the Provision of Library Services to Distance Learners: the Commonwealth Caribbean Experience" (Elizabeth F. Watson). (SWC)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Mediated Communication, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Library Services, Reference Services, Students, Telecommunications, User Needs (Information)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver (British Columbia).