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The Survey of Library Services for Distance Learning Programs, 2011-12 Edition


This report looks closely at how libraries are servicing distance learning programs. It looks at how these programs have impacted library purchasing, particularly of eBooks and audio visual resources, and at how libraries are providing information literacy courses and tutorials to students at a distance.  The study also give detailed data on the size of distance learning library services staff, their salaries, whether they have independent budgets, and how they relate to the college distance learning program staff itself.  Other issues discussed include copyright and licensing issues, shipping costs, assessment, role in student orientation and role in use of course management systems.

Data in the report is based on a survey of more than 70 distance learning programs and is broken out by size of college, size of distance learning program and type of college.


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