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Information and library studies on a virtual campus.

Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme


Graeme Baxter


Provides a critical overview of the introduction of the Postgraduate Diploma/Master of Science course in Information and Library Studies, in online distance learning mode, by the School of Information and Media at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. Includes some initial observations on the success of the distance learning approach, and on the implications of directing, and interacting with, students by remote, largely electronic means. Student response to the course materials and to the communications media utilised are discussed critically, in particular in terms of interaction, involvement and isolation. Also examines the nature of the status and personal circumstances of the students being attracted by the distance learning mode.


MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G. 2001. Information and library studies on a virtual campus. New library world [online], 102(10), pages 362-371. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2001
Online Publication Date Nov 1, 2001
Publication Date Nov 1, 2001
Deposit Date Feb 18, 2008
Publicly Available Date Feb 18, 2008
Journal New library world
Print ISSN 0307-4803
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 102
Issue 10
Pages 362-371
Keywords Distance learning; Information resources management; Information services; Librarians; Library and information studies
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