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Electronic Resources in the Virtual Learning Environment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843340591, 9781780630700

Electronic Resources in the Virtual Learning Environment

1st Edition

A Guide for Librarians

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Author: Jane Secker
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843340607
Paperback ISBN: 9781843340591
eBook ISBN: 9781780630700
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st October 2004
Page Count: 192
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Table of Contents

The digital library; E-learning and the digital library; E-learning and information literacy; Copyright and licensing digital texts; Technical standards, specifications and access management; Case studies and practical examples; Conclusion.


This book covers the key current topic of electronic library resources and learning in the digital age. The book begins by outlining the changing ‘information environment’ in which librarians now work. It then goes on to discuss: the development of e-learning as a concept and the impact this is having on the further and higher education sector; the changing role of the librarian in supporting online learning; the technical problems associated with connecting up library systems; the copyright and licensing of electronic resources in a digital environment; and, finally the book offers tips for librarians when becoming involved in such initiatives.

Key Features

  • Examines the wealth of electronic library resources
  • Examines the development of e-learning/online learning
  • Considers the role of the librarian in supporting e-learning / online learning


Library managers, electronic resource librarians/managers, and learning support librarians/managers


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About the Author

Jane Secker

Dr Jane Secker is Learning Technology Librarian at the Centre for Learning Technology, based at the London School of Economics. She is Chair of the Heron User Group and Association of Information Professionals in the Social Sciences (ALISS). She is the Conference Officer for CILIP Information Literacy Group and a founder member of the Librarians’ Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC).

Affiliations and Expertise

London School of Economics, UK