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E-learning and Libraries
E-learning and Libraries
Nazlin Bhimani
Introduction

Higher education libraries all over the world today are spending a significant amount on purchasing electronic resources in the form of databases, and subscriptions to backfiles (archives) of electronic journals and electronic books (Imperial College London, 2014). Libraries are also digitising paper collections both for preservation purposes and to make their collections more widely known and accessible. However, a common complaint among librarians and academics, especially those working with students at undergraduate level, is that students are not always making use of this quality material. Instead, many students continue to rely heavily on Internet resources (and some even pay for material which the library has already purchased on their behalf). Furthermore, these students often limit themselves by relying ...

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