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Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners

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Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners

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* * * Internet Reference Support for Distance Learners edited by William Miller and Rita M. Pellen ISBN: 0-7890-2938-3 Published: 2004 Pages: 212 pp.; softcover Price: $29.95

Available from: Haworth Information Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580; 800/429-6784; www.haworthpress.com

What is a distance learner? That is one of the issues brought out loud and clear in this book: Even students on your own campus may be "distance" learners because they prefer not to set foot in the library. An on-campus student could be connecting with a "distance librarian" when collaboration between libraries results in reference chat being covered by someone in another part of the state or country. In other words, even those who think they don't have distance learners should probably be dealing with the issues presented in this book.

The book is a collection of 13 articles, most of which provide practical case studies of how a particular institution implemented or enhanced its offerings to those patrons not physically located in the library. …

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