Serving Distant Learning Business Programs and Students

Disclaimer

Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee
June 15, 2002
Atlanta, Georgia


Distance Learning Library Services (DLLS)
at the University of Louisville :
A Collaborative Venture

Sharon M. Edge
Office of Distance Learning Library Services
University Libraries
University of Louisville



Louisville, KY
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About Us
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U of L DLLS serves:

  • Degree Programs (not individual courses)
  • Multi-Format Programs
    • Education Master’s Degree Programs
      • Satellite Television
      • Video-Conferencing
      • Online
    • Social Work Ph.D. Program
    • German Executive MBA
  • Online Programs
    • Human Resource Education
    • Justice Administration
    • Public Administration
    • Masters of Arts in Teaching
    • On-site Programs
    • Fort Knox Programs
    • International Programs (Business, Education, Engineering)
      • Latin America (Panama & San Salvador)
      • Asia (Hong Kong & Singapore)
      • Athens, Greece
      • Cairo, Egypt

U of L DLLS Supports Approximately 20 Degree Programs
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2001-2002 Fiscal Year
DLLS served:

  • 209 courses
  • 3756 course enrollments

Why DLLS?

  • Equitable Access
  • Accreditation
  • Information Competencies

Getting Started
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Library Skills Tests
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Readings Pages (eReserve)
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APA Format
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Research Databases

  • Full-Text of Journal Articles in Electronic Format
  • $$$$$$
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Request Forms
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Copyright Compliance
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Assistance
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Evaluation
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$$ Cost-sharing $$ at U of L
“The Office of Distance Learning Library Services will receive $30 per student per course subsequent to a report each semester on services provided to distance education students.” -- U of L Board of Trustees, 2002

Library Subsidy

  • The University Library System subsidizes the first $25.00 of the cost of any item provided to a student (including distance learners).
  • Academic unit cost-sharing of $30.00 per course enrollment barely covers the cost of processing one interlibrary loan for one student.

Are you expecting a budget increase?
Can you afford to retrieve, copy and deliver library material, at no charge, to distance learners?

Collaboration!

  • Does your university have an Office of Distance Learning Library Services?
  • Consider collaboration with your University’s Office of Distance Learning Library Services (DLLS) rather than developing your own service for distance learners.

University of Louisville
Office of Distance Learning Library Services (DLLS)

Thank you!
Sharon M. Edge
www.louisville.edu/library/distance


bulletServing Distant Learning Business Programs and Students
Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee, ALA Annual Conference, June 15, 2002

Disclaimer: This publication has been placed on the web for the convenience of BRASS members. Information and links will not be updated. Posted 19 August 2002.