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By Edward D. Garten, Delmus E. Williams, James M. Nyce

ISBN-10: 0762311959

ISBN-13: 9780762311958

This quantity of "Advances in Library management and association" deals papers of curiosity to practitioners and researchers within the library group during the international. the entire papers in a single means or one other tackle the strain among what researchers can bring, what they outline as respected wisdom, and what library practitioners want to know "to get the activity done". whereas those papers vary from one another by way of challenge, scale, method and conception, one query "What can technological know-how let us know approximately practice?" unites all of them. those papers contain a dialogue of the rules that underlie assortment improvement, papers that significantly research the relation among distance studying and on website library carrier and extra papers that use the inspiration of feel making to examine what the phrases management and public house suggest once we speak about libraries.The final 3 papers handle a sequence of pragmatic concerns a person who works inside a library can establish with, particularly, "what does it suggest to "market" a library", "how will we outline "value" on the subject of what is going on in a library and create "value" for our communities", and, eventually, "What constitutes and impedes 'success" for library pros? ", particularly if those who find themselves minority ladies. those papers, taken jointly, bring up the problems of the way good we comprehend, researchers and practitioners alike, the associations we research, deal with and paintings inside of. What we within the occupation usually regard as logic and "good perform" would possibly not quite be both. briefly, those papers aspect to a few matters, ones we frequently don't even recognize, that researchers have to support practitioners tackle if technology is to make a distinction in how librarians comprehend and deal with the associations they paintings inside.

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ACRL also specifically states that ‘‘Distance learning library services refers to those library services in support of college, university, or other postsecondary courses and programs offered away from a main campus, or in the absence of a traditional campus, and regardless of where credit is given’’ (Association of College & Research Libraries, 2000, p. 1023). What those services must consist of will vary from institution to institution. Accrediting agencies, regional and program-specific, as well as other interested parties may encourage certain services, but there are no specific guidelines that detail a set list of minimum requirements.

In what ways are the needs of these students assessed?  How are decisions made for determining what services are provided? There is literature that talks about how to design a good web site in terms of user interface, usability, esthetics, and other technical and design issues. There are other sub-fields that study what constitutes good library service to 28 ODIN L. JURKOWSKI students. Similar discussions take place about library service to distance education students, adult learners, and higher education.

This study supported using both qualitative and quantitative aspects in unison, as their surveys included both Likert scale questions and open-ended essay questions. Much of the related literature dealing with library web sites and distance library services is based on the experiences of the authors of the various studies and their opinions. These writings are based on day-to-day operations of those in the field, observations of what’s going on around us and reflections from speaking with other practitioners.

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