Cybrary Support for Learning, Teaching and Research at The University of Queensland - the 1998 University of the Year

Schmidt, Janine, Turnbull, Deborah and Croud, Jennifer (1999). Cybrary Support for Learning, Teaching and Research at The University of Queensland - the 1998 University of the Year. In: T. Benjamin Massey, Proceeedings of the 24th International Conference: Improving University Learning and Teaching. 24th International Conference on Improving University Learning and Teaching, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, (476-481). 5th - 8th July, 1999.

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Author Schmidt, Janine
Turnbull, Deborah
Croud, Jennifer
Title of paper Cybrary Support for Learning, Teaching and Research at The University of Queensland - the 1998 University of the Year
Conference name 24th International Conference on Improving University Learning and Teaching
Conference location Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 5th - 8th July, 1999
Proceedings title Proceeedings of the 24th International Conference: Improving University Learning and Teaching
Place of Publication Brisbane
Publisher Griffith University
Publication Year 1999
Sub-type Fully published paper
Editor T. Benjamin Massey
Start page 476
End page 481
Total pages 6
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Library has taken a leadership role in addressing the real needs of students in the 21st Century. It is working collaboratively with students and staff to meet their learning and teaching needs as new technological and service possibilities become available. The Library has integrated new web developments with traditional services to create Australia's first Cybrary - a 'virtual library' in a 'wired university'. The Cybrary is an indispensable, integrated approach to meet the information demands of lifelong learning and problem based teaching. It is a powerful support for flexible learning and an enhancement to flexible teaching. The University of Queensland Library has traditionally been an early adopter of technology. In the early 1970s online databases were searched for clients; then an electronic catalogue was introduced. When CD-ROM technology opened up the world of enduser access to electronic bibliographic databases the Library was among the first to provide its clients with these products. As a proactive electronic service provider, the Library has adopted and utilized Internet and Web technology as a vehicle to provide better service to its clients. As a result of its prompt and innovative adoption of leading edge technologies the Library has developed the Cybrary. The services offered through the Cybrary support the complex and varied learning journeys that both students and staff undertake in the current educational environment. Students and staff are able to control their own research and learning to a degree not known before. Last year the Library was recognised for its innovative Cybrary services when it jointly won the highly regarded Institutional Award for Services to Australian Students in the Australian Awards for University Teaching. The paper describes the Cybrary's components and the challenges faced in its implementation.
Subjects 400000 Journalism, Librarianship and Curatorial Studies
E2
700201 Library and related information services
400201 Librarianship
Keyword Libraries - automation
Information storage and retrieval systems
Information technology
Q-Index Code E2

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: University of Queensland Library Staff Publications and Presentations
 
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