Providing Equal Opportunity In Learning: The Role Of The OUM Digital Library In Distance Learning

Zaiton Osman, and Sharipah Hanon Bidin, (2003) Providing Equal Opportunity In Learning: The Role Of The OUM Digital Library In Distance Learning. In: International Conference on Change and Challenges of Public Library Services to Bridge the Digital Divide, 23 June 2003, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

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The relevance of any library to its parent organization depends on the need for it. In the case of a university library, if the library is as described in the professional literature as being at the heart of teaching and learning – then the need for it must exist in the teaching and learning environment within which it operates. The need to view the relevance of the library within the educational context is important in order to avoid an ‘isolationist’ approach to library development. It is easier to understand the role of the library seen against the background of the prevailing concept of education, aims and objectives of education, teaching-learning objectives and strategies, etc. In the case of the Digital Library, it is necessary to understand the democratisation process of higher education, the concept of the Open University and its core activities so that any discussion of its role can be done in the proper context and from a meaningful perspective.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital Divide ; Public libraries
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions: Tan Sri Dr. Abdullah Sanusi Digital Library
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 06:16
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 01:51

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