ERIC Number: EJ668302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Growing and Changing Role of Consortia in Providing Direct and Indirect Support for Distance Higher Education.
Subramanian, Jane M.
Reference Librarian, n77 p39-62 2002
Describes the history of consortia and cooperative efforts among libraries and their role in distance learning in higher education. Discusses shared online catalogs; purchases of electronic resources; supporting distance learners' information needs, including virtual reference; staff training; change management; cooperative planning; vendor instabilities; licensing issues; and the digital divide. (Contains 51 references.) (LRW)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Consortia, Distance Education, Electronic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Needs, Library Administration, Library Catalogs, Library Cooperation, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Online Catalogs, Reference Services, Shared Library Resources, Vendors
The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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