Tri-Institutional Library Support: A Lesson in Forced Collaboration

Pival, Paul R. and Johnson, Kay Tri-Institutional Library Support: A Lesson in Forced Collaboration. Journal of Library Administration, 2004, vol. 41, n. 3/4, pp. 345-354. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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This paper discusses the trials and tribulations of three separate institutional libraries supporting one new graduate-level academic program. In January 2002, a new distance graduate program in Applied Psychology began with technical, administrative, and academic support provided by three separate institutions. While one institution was initially charged with providing the bulk of library services, in reality, libraries at all three have contributed one service or another. The lead library provides remote database access and document delivery, and initially provided electronic reserves. After the first semester and several glitches, electronic reserves were moved to institutional library #2, which was also hosting the course management system. In the fall of 2002, institutional library #3 began to contribute with an information literacy module that has been incorporated into the orientation for all new students.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Collaboration
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AZ. None of these, but in this section.
F. Management. > FA. Co-operation.
Depositing user: Paul R. Pival
Date deposited: 24 Nov 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:05


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