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Wang, Yu-Hsiu; Baker, Megan – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
This paper describes the automated copyright clearance process for electronic reserves materials by the electronic reserves staff at the Information and Library Services (ILS), at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Besides the standard practice to handle and post required course readings in digital format for UMUC's distance…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Electronic Libraries, College Libraries, Library Services
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Rawson, Joseph; Davis, Megan A.; Harding, Julie; Miller, Clare – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
This paper covers material presented at the 15th Annual Off-Campus conference (formerly known as the Off Campus Library Services Conference) in Memphis, Tennessee. During the course of this presentation, participants learned how both chat and instant messaging reference are being conducted and evaluated at a major online learning university. This…
Descriptors: Reference Services, Synchronous Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Academic Libraries
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Riedel, Tom; Betty, Paul – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
A pilot program to provide real-time library webcasts to Regis University distance students using Adobe Connect software was initiated in fall of 2011. Previously, most interaction between librarians and online students had been accomplished by asynchronous discussion threads in the Learning Management System. Library webcasts were offered in…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Hess, Amanda Nichols – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
Oakland University (OU) Libraries undertook an assessment of how to leverage its resources to make online tutorials more focused on users' needs. A multi-part assessment process reconsidered Web tutorials offerings through the lenses of faculty and staff feedback, literature review, and an analysis of other universities' online tutorial offerings.…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, User Needs (Information)
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Rapchak, Marcia; Behary, Robert – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
As information literacy programs become more robust, finding methods of reaching students beyond the traditional undergraduate has become a priority for many institutions. At Duquesne University, efforts have been made to reach adult learners in an accelerated program targeted to nontraditional students, much of which is provided online. This…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Mayende, Jackline Estomihi Kiwelu; Obura, Constant Okello – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2013
The study carried out at Makerere University and Uganda Martyrs University in 2010 aimed at providing strategies for enhanced distance learning library services in terms of convenience and adequacy. The study adopted a cross sectional descriptive survey design. The study revealed services provided in branch libraries in Ugandan universities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Distance Education, Library Services, Universities
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Arya, Harsh Bardhan; Mishra, J. K. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
The paper describes the theory and definition of the practice of librarianship, specifically addressing how Web 2.0 technologies (tools) such as synchronous messaging, collaborative reference service and streaming media, blogs, wikis, social networks, social bookmarking tools, tagging, RSS feeds, and mashups might intimate changes and how…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Social Networks, Reference Services
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Francis, Mary – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
This paper will look at the services presently offered to distance students by libraries within the categories of professional staff, access to resources, reference assistance, and library user instruction. It will then offer the argument that these services could be improved by developing embedded librarians within online academic courses as a…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Andragogy, Educational Theories, Academic Libraries
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Debonis, Rocco; O'Donnell, Edward; Thomes, Cynthia – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) has been heavily used by UMUC students since its implementation in fall 2011, but experience has shown that it is not always the most appropriate source for satisfying students' information needs and that they often need assistance in understanding how the tool works and how to use it effectively. UMUC librarians have…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Best Practices, Search Strategies, Information Literacy
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Brahme, Maria; Gabriel, Lizette – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
Electronic books are evolving at a dizzying pace, challenging academic librarians to keep patrons informed about the growing number of features of these resources and their various and varied limitations. It sometimes seems as if students are pleasantly surprised by the ease with which electronic books are accessible as often as they are…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Feedback (Response), Distance Education, Technological Advancement
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Carrico, Kent; Neff, Ariel – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
Distance librarians working with graduate programs often discover many of their students have specialized information needs and require additional instruction. However, it can be impossible to discover these students without first becoming deeply involved with the program. Librarians at Benedictine University have developed a method for becoming…
Descriptors: Information Needs, Distance Education, Individual Counseling, Librarians
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Hemmig, William; Johnstone, Brian T.; Montet, Margaret – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
"Sense of place" no longer applies only to the physical library. All students are distance learners to one extent or another, and all distance services must be considered as a single virtual learning commons. Librarians at Bucks County (PA) Community College implement and integrate current teaching, learning, virtual reference, and mobile access…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Online Systems, Distance Education
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Edwards, Mary E.; Black, Erik W. – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
This paper reports the results of a case study evaluation of an embedded librarian project at a large, land-grant, research institution. The case is comprised of learners who are full-time academic health care professionals enrolled in an online graduate educational technology program. The mixed methods methodology focused on assessing the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Literacy, Evidence, Library Instruction
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Jensen, Jennifer; Tunon, Johanna – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
A number of free Web-based tools are available for distance librarians to create presentations and online assignments. The relative merits of presentation tools like Dabbleboard, Jing, Prezi, Tildee, 280 Slides, and Glogster, and classroom tools like Make Beliefs Comix, Picviewer, Photopeach, and Wordle are assessed for ease of use by distance…
Descriptors: Usability, Library Instruction, Courseware, Database Management Systems
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Dow, Mirah J.; Algarni, Mohammed; Blackburn, Heidi; Diller, Karen; Hallett, Karen; Musa, Abdullahi; Polepeddi, Padma; Schwartz, Brian; Summey, Terri; Valenti, Sandra – Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 2012
This article offers a theoretical model of online, graduate student information seeking behavior. The qualitative methodology used to gather data for the development of the model included an electronic survey and semi-structured interviews conducted online using Adobe Connect Pro[TM]. Participating in the study were 238 graduate students enrolled…
Descriptors: Information Seeking, Online Courses, Data Analysis, Graduate Students
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