ERIC Number: EJ841656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Reference Count: 85
Research on Library Services for Distance Learning: An International Perspective
Slade, Alexander L.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v1 n1 p5-43 2004
This paper examines the research that has been conducted to date on the topic of library support for distance learning programs and identifies some priorities for future research. The two main types of studies prevalent in the literature on this topic are surveys of libraries and user studies. Research findings from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada provide a perspective on the knowledge base in this area and enable some generalizations to be made about service provision and user needs. The results of a recent survey of librarians indicate that the number one research priority in distance learning library services is collaboration with faculty to integrate library and electronic resources into Web-based distance learning courses.
Descriptors: Use Studies, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Library Services, Library Research, Research Needs, Comparative Education, Meta Analysis, Literature Reviews, Trend Analysis, International Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom; United States