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ERIC Number: ED493648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 176
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-7627-X
Exploring the Digital Library: A Guide for Online Teaching and Learning
Johnson, Kay; Magusin, Elaine
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
This book, which is a volume in The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning series, addresses the key issue of library services for faculty and their students in the online learning environment. Written by librarians at Athabasca University, a leading institution in distance education, this book shows how faculty can effectively use digital libraries in their day-to-day work and in the design of electronic courses. Exploring the Digital Library is filled with information, ideas, and: (1) Discusses how information and communication technologies are transforming scholarship communication; (2) Provides suggestions for integrating digital libraries into teaching and course development; (3) Describes approaches to promoting information literacy skills and integrating these skills across the curriculum; (4) Outlines the skills and knowledge required in digital library use; and (5) Suggests opportunities for faculty and librarians to collaborate in the online educational environment. Following a Preface, Acknowledgments and a section About the Authors, this book consists of nine sections. Section I: Digital Libraries: A Cultural Understanding, contains: (1) Digital Libraries in the Matrix of Digital Culture; (2) Defining Digital Libraries; (3) Transforming the Academic Library; and (4) Digital Library Culture. Section II: New Dynamics for Scholarly Communication, contains: (5) Many-to-Many Relationships in the Digital Library, (6) New Opportunities for Scholarly Communication; (7) Sharing in the Online Community; and (8) Academic Culture Meets Digital Culture. Section III: Digital Libraries in Teaching and Course Development, contains: (9) The Digital Library and Teaching in Distance Education, (10)Course Development; (11) Challenges in Supporting Students at a Distance; (12) Learning Styles; and (13) Faculty Development. Section IV: Beyond the Mechanics of Online Retrieval:Information Literacy, contains: (14) What Is Information Literacy?; (15) Library Literacy and Beyond; (16) The Necessity of Evaluation; (17) Integrating Information Literacy. Development of Skills; (18) Integrating Information Literacy into the Curriculum; and (19) Assessment. Section V: Using the Digital Library in Higher Education, with: (20) Understanding Online Systems; and (21) Using Digital Information in Higher Education. Section VI: Faculty-Librarian Collaborating in Online Teaching and Education, with: (22) Collaborative Efforts; (23) Leadership Roles; (24) Collection Development; (25) Teaching and Instruction; (26) Marketing the Library and Its Services; and (27) The Importance of Organizational Climate. Section VII: Collaborating on Information Literacy: Case Study 1, contains: (28) Research Guides; (29) Help Centre; (30) The Digital Reference Centre; and (31) INFS 200: Accessing Information. Section VIII: Collaborating on the DRR and Reusing Learning Resources: Case Study 2, with: (32) The Digital Reading Room; and (33) The Collaboration. Section IX: Beyond Digital Library Culture Barriers, with: (34) Humans and Computers Interacting; and (35) Easier-to-Use Digital Libraries. Web Resources are appended. This book concludes with references and an index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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