ERIC Number: ED430567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Distance Learning. Transforming Libraries Number 6.
Jones, William G.
SPEC Kit, n23 Sep 1998
This report explores the diverse ways that libraries are currently supporting distance learning, both in its traditional and newer Internet-based forms. Based on interviews with administrators and staff, the following "Reports from the Field" reflect developments in public institutions: "UNET (University of Maine System Network) Serves Maine's Distance Learners from a Central Agency"; "UMUC's (University of Maryland University College) Library Provides Comprehensive Support for Distance Learners"; "Western Governors University Breaks the Mold"; "University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Partners with Jones Intercable"; "University of South Florida-Tampa Serves Distance Learners Statewide"; "Central Connecticut State University Connects through Videotape"; "The University of Illinois Graduate Library School LEEPs into the Future"; "SUNY-Buffalo Addresses Distance Learning on Many Fronts"; "The University of Minnesota Library Prepares for Distance Learning"; and "The University of Iowa Plans To Serve the Underserved." The conclusion presents questions and suggestions for managers related to library policies, roles, and services for distance learning. Contact information for interviewees in provided, and a list of 26 selected resources for further study is included. (DLS)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Networks, Internet, Library Administration, Library Planning, Library Policy, Library Role, Library Services, Partnerships in Education, Public Colleges, Research Libraries, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Universities, User Needs (Information)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Leadership and Management Services.