Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship

Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship

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What is the best way to deliver research resources to students who live qoff campusqa€”as in, qway off campus, q in a rural area without a high-speed Internet connection? And where does one find a complete (and accurate) synopsis of copyright guidelines that will prevent well-intentioned librarians from being labeled as the qcopyright policeq? The answers to these two questions regarding distributed learninga€”and many morea€”are contained in Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship. Written by practitioners in their field of expertise, this book documents the history of distributed learning and discusses current issues in distributed learning librarianship, with a special focus on the role of technology. Topics covered include virtual libraries, reference assistance, E-reserves and document delivery, administrative and marketing issues, and copyright concerns. This text is valuable to librarians working in public, school, and academic libraries.Google Inc. in partnership with several major research libraries (Harvard, Stanford, University of Michigan, University of Oxford) and the New York Public Library ... Librarians are embedded into online courses giving students immediate access to library instruction and reference services. ... 2005/6: PDF/A, a digital format for long-term archiving certified by the International Organization for Standardization.

Title:Distributed Learning and Virtual Librarianship
Author:Sharon G. Almquist
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-09-12


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