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.2007: Amazon.com introduced the wireless e-book reader Kindle and marketed it as easy to use, needing no computer, no cables, and no syncing with external devices. 2007: The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities established the elearnnetwork.ca (Ontario, Canada). ... This approach results in courses that are fairly inexpensive to produce and more easily updated than expensive textbooks.

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


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