NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ931121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Higher Education in TAFE: A New "Mixed Sector" Library Paradigm
Kloppenborg, Paul
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v41 n3 p192-206 Sep 2010
Ten Australian TAFE institutions are currently able to offer higher education degree qualifications--diplomas, advanced diplomas and degrees, catering to 2,000 students. Although this number of students is small, it continues to expand in alignment with the federal government's strategy to reach its target of 40% of young adult Australians having minimum degree-level qualifications by 2020. This raises significant implications for TAFE libraries in catering to these higher education students. From an absence of a research culture to the provision of greater learning support, TAFE libraries are having to adapt to new demands that hosting higher education courses brings. Interviews with TAFE library managers reveal different stages of library support for these courses and students and concerns over the future. (Contains 3 tables.)
Australian Library and Information Association. P.O. Box 6335 Kingston 2604, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6215-8222; Fax: +61-2-6282-2249; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia