ERIC Number: ED453797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Converged Librarian/Academic Roles in the 'Wired' University.
New technologies allow universities to extend pedagogical practices, enhance learning experiences and develop self-managed lifelong learners. To take full advantage of evolving technologies, multi-skilled teaching and development teams are required with a merging and converging of academic and librarian roles. Conclusions are reported from the outcomes of such a partnership that has designed and delivered an accounting module at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. The ResIDe Electronic Reserve (or short loan) project at UWE sought to examine such issues surrounding the implementation of an electronic reserve as copyright and management control mechanisms. ResIDe is an operational part of UWE's overall Library Services. Re-named the ResIDe Electronic Library, ResIDe now also holds a current awareness database, comprising the Tables of Contents of journals to which the Library subcribes, and a past examination paper database. The Electronic Reserve supports four original pilot Built Environment modules, one Faculty of Health and Social Care module, and three Bristol Business School modules through provision of core and additional readings and non-copyrighted module information networked to all facilities on all campuses. It gives simultaneous multi-user, multi-location, 24-hour access to a range of secure documents in a variety of electronic formats held on a library server. The research study based on ResIDe's support for a second year business elective, Information for Management Decision Making, is pioneering a new approach to collaborative working, moving away from traditional academic/librarian roles. (Contains 20 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Accounting, College Faculty, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Librarians, Partnerships in Education
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