ERIC Number: EJ873086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Integrating Resources in the Education Library: Trends, Issues, and Reality
Osa, Justina O.
Acquisitions Librarian, v18 n35-36 p181-194 2005
Resources found in the typical education library that supports teacher education programs often include print and non-print library items, and other items that are unique to education library collections. This article attempts to share what the education library is doing to integrate all of its resources irrespective of their formats. The main focus is a description of the two major ways education librarians attempt to integrate library resources. Electronic or online integration is being achieved through the enhancement of local records in the online public access catalog (OPAC). How the education library is physically integrating its collection is also discussed. The challenges and limitations of integration efforts are briefly touched upon.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Academic Libraries, Online Catalogs, Educational Resources, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Materials, Access to Information, Barriers, Information Management, Organizational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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