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Library Services for Business Students in Distance Education
Issues and Trends

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ISBN 9780789017215
Published July 8, 2002 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

Give distance education students the library access they need to succeed!

This important collection explores various approaches librarians have taken in their efforts to provide library services for distance education business students and discusses the problems they have encountered. It also examines the standards and guidelines that have been developed to measure these services and includes case studies from various types of institutions with an emphasis on collaboration with faculty.

Library Services for Business Students in Distance Education: Issues and Trends examines:

  • the issues facing libraries integrating the changes necessary for distance education
  • copyright in relation to making materials available electronically
  • the need for cataloging Web pages
  • how librarians can ensure that distance educators understand the library’s role
  • the services that CMU librarians have developed to support distance learning business courses
  • how librarians at Pace University fine-tuned their methods of collaboration with faculty and students in an off-campus MBA program
  • how librarians at Royal Roads University helped to integrate information literacy into the syllabus
  • ways to use videoconferencing technology to teach library research to business students
  • how Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business revamped its journal collection to meet the needs of distance learners
  • and much, much more!

Table of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Distance Learning and the Impact on Libraries
  • The Copyright-Distance Learning Disconnect
  • Cataloging the Wide World of Web: Organizing the Internet for Distance Learners
  • The Library and the Development of Online Courses
  • The Role of Libraries in Global Business Distance Education
  • Library Services for Off-Campus Business Professionals
  • Bridging the Distance: Pace University Library and Remote Users
  • Providing Library Service to Off-Campus Business Students: Access, Resources, and Instruction
  • “Plug and Play” in Context: Reflections on a Distance Information Literacy Unit
  • Creating a Distance Education Tool-Set for Course-Based Business Information Instruction
  • Library Services for Distance Learners at Drexel University’s Lebow College of Business
  • Guidelines and Standards Applicable for Library Services to Distance Education Business Programs
  • Using Computer-Based and Electronic Library Materials in the Classroom: It’s Not the Technology, It’s the System
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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