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Even an Ocean Away: Developing Skype-Based Reference for Students Studying Abroad
References Services Review
  • Sarah Faye Cohen, Champlain College - Burlington
  • Andy Burkhardt, Champlain College - Burlington
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the development of a Skype-based, study abroad reference service. Design/methodology/approach – The paper discusses the criteria used for technology and situates the project in the literature on study abroad reference services. Findings – Using Skype, a free video-conferencing software, allows librarians to offer reference services to study abroad students effectively, easily, and without new technologies or significant cost. Originality/value – The paper offers other librarians strategies for developing and launching similar programs and shares challenges encountered to prepare librarians for success in their own projects.
Citation Information
Sarah Faye Cohen and Andy Burkhardt. "Even an Ocean Away: Developing Skype-Based Reference for Students Studying Abroad" References Services Review Vol. 38 Iss. 2 (2010) p. 264 - 273
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sfcohen/2/