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Authors: Casey,Anne Marie,

Title: A historical overview on Internet reference services for distance learners

Publication Full: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

Year: 2004 Volume: 9 Issue: 3

Start Page: 5 Other Pages: 18

Descriptors: REFERENCE services (Libraries), INFORMATION services, PUBLIC services (Libraries), INTERNET, LIBRARIANS, LIBRARY employees, Chat reference, digital reterence, distance education, distance learning, e-mail reference, off-campus library services, virtual reference,


The advent of library services and collections on the Internet revolutionized reference services to students enrolled in distance learning programs. Prior to the Internet, reference librarians who supported distance learning programs had few methods, and many of them costly, to provide the equivalent library services advocated by the ACRL Guidelines. Through the Internet, these librarians were able to approximate the services and resources that had always been available to students who came into the library. This article describes the development of reference services on the Internet in a variety of libraries that support distance learners. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Internet Reference Services Quarterly is the property of Haworth Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


M3: Article; Casey, Anne Marie 1; Email Address: Caseylam@crnich.edu; Affiliations: 1: Affiliated with Central Michigan University, Park 407C, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859. Source Info: 2004, Vol. 9 Issue 3/4, p5; Thesaurus Term: REFERENCE services (Libraries); Thesaurus Term: INFORMATION services; Thesaurus Term: PUBLIC services (Libraries); Thesaurus Term: INTERNET; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARIANS; Thesaurus Term: LIBRARY employees; Author-Supplied Keyword: Chat reference; Author-Supplied Keyword: digital reterence; Author-Supplied Keyword: distance education; Author-Supplied Keyword: distance learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: e-mail reference; Author-Supplied Keyword: off-campus library services; Author-Supplied Keyword: virtual reference; Number of Pages: 14p. Document Type: Article

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Retrieved Date:January 1, 1970

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Publisher: Haworth Press

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Issn Isbn: 10875301