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ERIC Number: EJ845308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
An Online Library Service for Open University MBA Alumni--Challenges and Opportunities
Smith, Geri; Street, Kelvin; Wales, Tim
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v39 n3 p162-176 2007
This article outlines a pilot project to offer a personalized online library service to Open University MBA alumni. A review of the literature and results of a desktop analysis of other UK Higher Education alumni library services are included. Content procurement and systems issues are considered along with the underlying organizational, resource and technical challenges experienced by the librarians involved. An analysis of initial usage and the results of a user survey are presented. Finally, practical advice is provided for other libraries considering similar initiatives. (Contains 1 table and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom