ERIC Number: EJ901969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Joint Funding Councils' Libraries Review Group (the "Follett") Report: The Contribution of the Information Technology Sub-Committee
Brindley, Lynne J.
Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, v40 n4 p311-314 2006
Purpose: This article aims to look into a review of library provision in higher education, which was originally set up in 1992 by The Funding Councils of England, Scotland and Wales, and the Department of Education for Northern Ireland. Design/methodology/approach: The review group was structured into three sub-committees, under the umbrella of the main review committee. The responsibilities of these sub-committees were respectively: funding and resources; the management of libraries; and information technology (IT). Findings: The report supported the need for: the electronic delivery of documents over networks; the electronic availability of teaching materials for students; the opportunities for resource sharing and practical co-operation; and an integrated approach to information access and delivery in a complex environment. Funding was also made available to help supply these findings. Originality/value: It was intended that the programme should raise awareness, encourage use of networked services, and ensure that those working in libraries can provide appropriate training and support of users.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Committees, Academic Libraries, Library Services, Financial Support, Library Administration, Information Technology, Electronic Libraries, Shared Resources and Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Scotland); United Kingdom (Wales)