Library services to external students from Australian universities: the influence of flexible delivery upon traditional service provision

Middleton, Michael R. & Peacock, Judith A. (2000) Library services to external students from Australian universities: the influence of flexible delivery upon traditional service provision. In Sarkodie-Mensah, K. (Ed.) Reference services for the adult learner. The Haworth Press, New York, pp. 215-217.

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Distance education services provided by a number of Australian university libraries are considered. Attention is paid to agreements between libraries, library staff involvement in program and information skills development, evaluation of services, and the evolution of online delivery. This paper establishes that little provision is made for the specific support of the adult learner in distance education and argues that flexible delivery initiatives are diminishing the distinction between on- and off-campus services, irrespective of client-base.

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ID Code: 97
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Distance education, Higher education, Academic libraries, World Wide Web, Educational change, Adult education, Library role, Open universities, Australia, User needs, HERN
ISBN: 9780789009720
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Librarianship (080706)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 The Haworth Press
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:33

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