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ERIC Number: EJ845763
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
The Half-Million-Square-Miles Campus: University of Alaska Fairbanks Off-Campus Library Services
Hahn, Suzan; Lehman, Lisa
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v2 n3 p5-24 2005
A database that tracked information requests from University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) distance students using the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library's Off-Campus Services (OCS) indicated that, beginning in 2001, students became more self-reliant searchers. Reasons for this trend included: increased number of licensed online resources from which to choose; improved Internet connectivity for remote Alaskan communities; increased familiarity with e-mail and online searching; increased options for delivering material; and ongoing user education via the OCS office. As both UAF on-campus and distance students become more reliant on the library's online resources, services to both groups have begun to overlap and have become similar. (Contains 5 figures and 38 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska