ERIC Number: ED430565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Effective College Library.
Streatfield, David; Markless, Sharon
Developing FE (FEDA Report), v1 n8 1997
Phase one of the Effective College Library research project, conducted between July 1995 and March 1996, entailed a review of evidence about library support for teaching and learning in further education. The results are detailed in this report. Questionnaires focusing on innovative practices were distributed to all 453 Further Education (FE) colleges in England and selected colleges in Scotland and Wales; only English responses were analyzed for the report. The second major source of data was a series of interviews with staff at selected colleges. Five models of the library in support of teaching and learning are discussed here. The following sections comprise the report: The Context of Effectiveness; The FE College Library and the College; Survival in the Changing College; Towards Effectiveness; and Some Issues and Proposals. Appendices include the questionnaire, the case study and source colleges, interview question areas, and participants at the Effective College Library seminars. A list of acronyms used in the report is also included. (Contains 31 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews, Learning Resources Centers, Library Services, Library Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Libraries
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Mendip Centre, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, United Kingdom (10 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)