Exploring the Digital Library: A Guide for Online Teaching and Learning

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Wiley, Sep 25, 2009 - Education - 176 pages
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Exploring the Digital Library, a volume in The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning series, addresses the key issue of library services for faculty and their students in the online learning environment. Written by librarians at Athabasca University, a leading institution in distance education, this book shows how faculty can effectively use digital libraries in their day-to-day work and in the design of electronic courses. Exploring the Digital Library is filled with information, ideas, and
  • Discusses how information and communication technologies are transforming scholarship communication
  • Provides suggestions for integrating digital libraries into teaching and course development
  • Describes approaches to promoting information literacy skills and integrating these skills across the curriculum
  • Outlines the skills and knowledge required in digital library use
  • Suggests opportunities for faculty and librarians to collaborate in the online educational environment

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Kay Johnson is head of reference and circulation services, Library Services at Athabasca University.

Elaine Magusin is reference services librarian, Library Services at Athabasca University.

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