ERIC Number: ED412906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Transforming the Web into a Forum for Academic Research: The USC Doheny Electronic Resources Center Model.
Truelson, Judith A.
Evidence suggests that use of multimedia or new media can enhance selected areas of the curriculum. Library planners at the University of Southern California (USC) believe that use of multimedia to transform the World Wide Web into a research forum for scholars in the humanities facilitates and even ensures the eventual use of this material in the curriculum. This use also affords researchers a more flexible and accessible research forum. The USC Doheny Electronic Resources Center was established in September 1996 to foster a collaborative environment between researchers and librarians in creating and disseminating electronically based multimedia research resources. The center serves as a key multimedia, electronic research resource for the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the Annenberg School of Communication, and the School of Theater. This paper describes the center, its goals and objectives, equipment, review and proposal criteria for center projects, and a brief description of its first five projects. Successes and challenges, and a forecast of future projections for the center are described. The value added role for the librarian of the future will be location, filtering, and customization of multimedia information, and re-education of the faculty. (SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Centers, Computer Networks, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Faculty, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Internet, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Librarians, Microcomputers, Multimedia Materials, Online Systems, Research Needs, Research Tools, Users (Information), World Wide Web
Electronic version: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/universe/truelson.html
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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