1. Consult with a librarian
The distance education section of the library's homepage
includes resources and services for distance education.
Remember that the institution which originates a distance education program is responsible for providing equitable access to library resources and equivalent library resources to the students in the distance education programs. The USC Spartanburg Library takes that responsibility very seriously.
We will send copies of articles and books to students' homes at their request. They may make requests through email.
See our American Library Association's Distance Learning Section homepage.
2. Consider electronic reserves
Remember the advantage of electronic reserves--students can access the material anytime of day, if they have access to the Internet. They will have to download adobe acrobat software on to their computer to read these reserves.
Guidelines for submitting electronic reserves for placement at the USCS Library homepage are at:
Vicki Thompson (503-5609) is the systems librarian at the USCS Library and she handles electronic reserves.
3. Consider using multimedia (within the confines of copyright interpretation)
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And there is a brief training document at:
The online journal titled, Journal of Library Services for Distance Education often has good articles that deal with copyright issues. Remember that we are still dealing with interpretation of the 1976 copyright act, written long before the world of today's advanced technology and distance education
The address for the journal is:
4. Give your students directions for access to free email accounts so that they can communicate with you