Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth

Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth

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The provision of good library services is a crucial factor in determining the quality of distance education. This collection of articles acquaints readers with distance librarianship as it is practiced in developed and developing countries throughout the British Commonwealth. The reader includes: qIntroductionq (Michael Wooliscroft); qDistance Librarianship: A Perspectiveq (Elizabeth F. Watson); qThe Distance Learner, the Librarian and the Course Development Teamq (Janet Jenkins); qReaching the Remote Studentq (Margaret Appleton); qLibrary Services to Distance Learners: Research and Operational Developments in a U.K. and European Contextq (Peter Brophy, Deborah Goodall, and Peter M. Wynne); qDistance Learners and Library Use in Western Canada: the Findings of an Inter-university Surveyq (Alexander L. Slade); qLibrary Services for the University of the West Indies Distance Studentsq (Beverley A. Steele); qThe University of South Africa's Library Services to Distance Learnersq (S. H. Behrens and L. M. Grobler); qServing Learners in a Technical-Vocational Distance Education Programme: Issues for CAST in Jamaicaq (Terrence Bobb-Semple); qLibrary Services to Distance Learners at Massey University: Some Management Issuesq (Celia Bockett, Lucy Marsden, and Joan Pitchforth); qA Library Service to Distance Learners: What Should the Library Provide?q (Anthony K. Cavanagh and Joan Tucker); qInitiating the First Steps: the Use of Technology To Provide Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth Caribbeanq (Linda Claudia de Four); qRendering Equitable Library Services to Distance Learners in India: Problems and Prospectsq (Neela Jagannathan); qLibrary Support--the Missing Link in Support Services at the Secondary Level for the Distance Learner in English-Speaking Africaq (Magnus John); qProviding Support Services for External B.Ed. Distance Learners Programme at the University of Nairobiq (Judith W. Kamau); qInformation Technology and Libraries in Distance Education: Present and Future Prospects for Indiaq (Uma Kanjilal); qOvercoming the Tyranny of Distanceq (David Meacham and Margaret H. Macpherson); qLibrary Services for the Open University of Tanzania: Experiences of the First Yearq (Geoffrey R. V. Mmari); qLibrary and Information Science Through Distance Education: the IGNOU Experienceq (R. Satyanarayana); qLibrary Services to Students at a Distance: A Case Study of the University of Otago Library, Dunedin, New Zealandq (Hayley Solomon); qOpen Library Information for Off-Campus Students: The Australian Scenarioq (Marie-Therese Van Dyk); and qFactors Affecting the Provision of Library Services to Distance Learners: the Commonwealth Caribbean Experienceq (Elizabeth F. Watson). (SWC)They decided to conduct telephone interviews with a sample of 15 students from each institution. The survey sample was to be drawn from students who had requested assistance from the various outreach services within the past 12 months.

Title:Library Services to Distance Learners in the Commonwealth
Author: Elizabeth F. Watson, Neela Jagannathan, Jeniphier R. Carnegie
Publisher: - 1997

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