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
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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