1st Edition

Off-Campus Library Services

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ISBN 9780789013408
Published October 19, 2001 by Routledge
496 Pages

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Book Description

Keep up with new concepts in this fast-changing field! The Internet, distance learning, and remote access to central information banks used to be the stuff of science fiction. Nowadays, academic librarians reap the benefits--and face the practical consequences--of the staggering advances in information technology. Off-Campus Library Services presents the advice and suggestions of experienced librarians to help you develop effective, easy-to-use off-campus information services, including distance learning.

This informative book reveals the secrets of planning and implementing off-campus services. It also helps veteran librarians add user-friendly features and solve common problems on their existing systems. Off-Campus Library Services explains the technology, addresses management issues, and offers usable suggestions for program development.

Off-Campus Library Services explores the central issues of these new services, including:

  • training issues for library staff
  • Web site development
  • technical and information support
  • changing roles for librarians
  • the uses of conferencing software
  • library support for Web-based courses
  • library agreements and how to successfully negotiate them
  • and much more!

    Off-Campus Library Services will become a trusted reference for librarians involved in planning, administering, or updating distance learning resources.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Program Advisory Board and Executive Planning Committee
  • 9th Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings: Introduction
  • Conference Introduction
  • Marketing Library Resources and Services to Distance Faculty
  • Using a “Summit Meeting” to Negotiate Library Agreements
  • Computer Mediated Conferencing, E-Mail, Telephone: A Holistic Approach to Meeting Students' Needs
  • Emerging Technologies: Tools for Distance Education and Library Services
  • . . . And a Free 800 Line! Managing Technical and Information Support for Distance Education
  • Extending Library Boundaries Without Losing the Personal Touch
  • Consortium Solutions to Distance Education Problems: Utah Academic Libraries Answer the Challenges
  • Developing an Effective Off-Campus Library Services Web Page: Don't Worry, Be Happy!
  • Document Delivery Options for Distance Education Students and Electronic Reserve Service at Ball State University Libraries
  • Beyond the Rhetoric: A Study of the Impact of the ACRL Guidelines for Distance Learning Library Services on Selected Distance Learning Programs in Higher Education
  • Providing Services and Information to the Dispersed Off-Campus Student: An Integrated Approach
  • CatchTheWeb-Personal: A Versatile Web-Based Demonstration and Tutorial Creation Tool
  • Knowing Your Users and What They Want: Surveying Off-Campus Students About Library Services
  • From Isolation to Cooperation: The Changes that Technology Creates in Institutional Culture
  • Now You Can Get There from Here: Creating an Interactive Web Application for Accessing Full-Text Journal Articles from Any Location
  • Straddling Multiple Administrative Relationships
  • Librarians' Changing Role in Distance Education: Need for Training
  • Closing the Gap: Using Conferencing Software to Connect Distance Education Students and Faculty
  • Education for Provision of Library Services to Distance Learners: The Role of the LIS Schools
  • Planning for Distance Learning: Support Services and the Library's Role
  • Partners in Emerging Technology: Library Support for Web-Based Courses
  • Library Instruction for the Next Millennium: Two Web-Based Courses to Teach Distant Students Information Literacy
  • All Hands on Deck: Navigating the Political Waters of Off-Campus Library Programs
  • New Partnerships for New Learning
  • Services to Distance Learners: Planning for E-Reserves and Copyright
  • Doctoral Dissertations at a Distance: A Novel Approach from Down Under
  • Innovative Methods for Providing Instruction to Distance Students Using Technology
  • Indonesia Electronic Library Design Plan for Supporting a Distance Learning Environment
  • Virtual Desk: Real Reference
  • Using a Web-Based MOO for Library Instruction in Distance Education
  • Graduate Students' Perceptions of Library Support Services for Distance Learners: A University System-Wide Study
  • Reaccreditation at Nova Southeastern University: How Reaccreditation Can Create Opportunities for Improving Library Services to Distance Students
  • Working in the Asynchronous Environment: Two Case Studies
  • Louisiana Academic Libraries: Partnering to Enhance Distance Education Services
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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