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Information Rich or Poor? Gilian Dawson Information Consultant CASS DISS.

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1 Information Rich or Poor? Gilian Dawson Information Consultant CASS DISS

2 The Learner School experience vastly different Dont have specialised databases Web obsessed Whats a library

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4 The Learner Information overload Reaction to instruction is

5 The Teacher Approach 1 Course Web site with some URLs Rely on core texts Extensive reading lists Book/print based Approach 2 Provide some reading advice Instruction from day 1 Insist on e- resources & print Insist on journals & books

6 Library Services PCs & wireless laptops Opening hours with staff Generous lending provision Loan periods reflect popularity of texts

7 Library Resources Electronic and print 1 million books (13000 e-books) 10,000 journals (7000 e-journals) 400 databases 24/7 on/off campus

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13 Library Help Programme of instruction at subject/course level Staff in subject areas Help Desk service Forest of factsheets

14 Library Developments Self-service State of the art library system Increased access to full-text –Via new library system –Via catalogue

15 Suggestions Liaise on resources Instruction for each subject –help them through the minefield –lecture, demonstrations, workshops –flexibility in timing and methodology –Develop awareness of e-resources for 24/7 Simplify access to information

16 Get in touch Gilian Dawson 2587 –Business, L & L, DHP Claire Molloy 4813 –Education, SS Susan McCourt 3287 –Law


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