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Keeping Your Eye on the Prize: Remaining Focused on the End User When Everything around You Appears Chaotic
Journal of Library Administration
  • Edward W. Murphy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Document Type
Article
Publication/Presentation Date
1-1-2006
Abstract/Description
Digital library services have become integral components of 21st century educational institutions. Librarians have been quick to adopt new technologies to serve their new remotely located patrons. This eagerness to adopt new technology, along with a willingness to adapt to new working environments and a continuing emphasis on the end users of our services have enabled success with regards to serving the distance education patron. This paper will review and discuss the evolution of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) Extended Campus Library Services (ECLS), and how a conscious effort to focus on the end users of Embry-Riddle’s ECLS has helped Embry-Riddle manage and respond to the explosive growth of its distance learning population over the last 30 years.
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Citation Information
Edward W. Murphy. "Keeping Your Eye on the Prize: Remaining Focused on the End User When Everything around You Appears Chaotic" Journal of Library Administration Vol. 45 Iss. 3-4 (2006) p. 377 - 389
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/edward_murphy/6/