Smith, Geri; Street, Kelvin and Wales, Tim
An online library service for Open University MBA Alumni: challenges and opportunities.
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 39(3) pp. 162–176.
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This article outlines a pilot project to offer a personalized online library service to Open University MBA Alumni. A review of the literature and results of a desktop analysis of other UK Higher Education alumni library services is included. Content procurement and systems issues are considered along with the underlying organizational, resource and technical challenges experienced by the librarians involved. An analysis of initial usage and the results of a user survey are presented. Finally, practical advice is provided for other libraries considering similar initiatives.
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||academic libraries; alumni; authentication; licences; online resources; personalization
||Other Departments > Library
||20 Sep 2007
||05 Dec 2010 20:32
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