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The first section of this paper on library services for distance education discusses the status of distance learning in higher education. What distance learning means for libraries is addressed in the second section, including considerations related to diverse locations, agreements with participating institutions, delivery limitations, librarian commitment, and awareness of new ways to deliver services. The third section summarizes requirements for libraries and provides World Wide Web addresses for American Library Association and Canadian Library Association guidelines. The fourth section describes the challenges and impact of distance learning on library service units related to administration, collection management, acquisitions, cataloging, collection access (interlibrary loan, circulation, and reserve), reference and instruction, and technical support systems. (MES)
Original Publication Citation
Swaine, C.W. (2000). Challenges in delivering library services for distance learning. Laurel, MD: Educational resources Information Center (ERIC). (ED 438 837)
Swaine, Cynthia Wright, "Challenges in Delivering Library Services for Distance Learning" (2000). Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications. 19.