Nsu partnership with libraries in latin american and the caribbean
Download
1 / 14

NSU Partnership with Libraries in Latin American and the Caribbean - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 325 Views
  • Uploaded on

NSU Partnership with Libraries in Latin American and the Caribbean. Johanna Tuñon & Laura L. Ramirez. Nova Southeastern University. 1972 distance education; 1983 online Enrollment of 18,000 in Florida, US & abroad Site-based masters and doctoral programs in business and education

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'NSU Partnership with Libraries in Latin American and the Caribbean' - Pat_Xavi


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Nsu partnership with libraries in latin american and the caribbean l.jpg

NSU Partnership with Libraries in Latin American and the Caribbean

Johanna Tuñon & Laura L. Ramirez


Nova southeastern university l.jpg
Nova Southeastern University Caribbean

  • 1972 distance education; 1983 online

  • Enrollment of 18,000 in Florida, US & abroad

  • Site-based masters and doctoral programs in business and education

  • Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Panama, and Venezuela

  • Online graduate degree programs in business, education, and computer science



Library research and information technology center4 l.jpg
Library, Research and Information Technology Center Caribbean

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Provides quality library services

  • International programs raise new considerations, challenges and concerns

  • Ensuring equivalent library services to

    • distance students

    • international distance graduate students


Local library agreements l.jpg
Local Library Agreements Caribbean

  • Allow students to use local libraries

  • Agreements in Dominican Republic and Venezuela

  • Collections usually do not support doctoral research

  • Cost can be prohibitive

  • Competition


Branch libraries l.jpg
Branch Libraries Caribbean

  • Bahamas, Jamaica, and Panama

  • Established in 1998 following SACS recommendations

  • Budget of $40,000 per site for books and journals

  • Staffed by professional librarians

  • Small collections; too distant for some


Document delivery services l.jpg
Document Delivery Services Caribbean

  • Up to 25 items per week, including

    • Photocopies of articles

    • Books

    • Microfiche

  • International postal system; customs

    • DHL and Federal Express

  • Wayne State University and University of Michigan do not deliver internationally


Document delivery solutions l.jpg
Document Delivery Solutions Caribbean

  • British Library

    • Document Supply Centre

  • Prospero

  • ILLiad


Online access problems l.jpg
Online Access Problems Caribbean

  • 200 online databases, some full-text

    • WilsonWeb

    • ProQuest

    • ERIC E*Subscribe

    • netLibrary

  • Full-text can vary

    • Business as much as 75%

    • Social Sciences only 25-30%


Bibliographic instruction l.jpg
Bibliographic Instruction Caribbean

  • Reference Services through

    • Toll-free number

    • Email

  • Instruction in a variety of formats

    • Online tutorials

    • On campus orientation

    • Travel to sites


Language barriers l.jpg
Language Barriers Caribbean

  • Classes in Venezuela begun in Spanish; transition to English

    • Spanish instruction

    • English resources

  • Brazil

    • Completely in Portuguese

    • No commercial databases

  • Dominican Republic


Cultural political sensibilities l.jpg
Cultural & Political Sensibilities Caribbean

  • Foreign procedures, resources, systems

  • Limited library support

  • Stigma of distance education

    • Remedial

    • Older students

  • Library instruction can help mitigate fears


Conclusions l.jpg
Conclusions Caribbean

  • Equivalent services is the goal

  • Online articles, e-books, & other resources has helped

  • Serious limitations & problems need to be addressed


Contact l.jpg
Contact: Caribbean

Johanna Tuñon

Head of Distance and Instructional Library Services

[email protected]

Laura L. Ramirez

North Miami Beach Branch Librarian

[email protected]

NSU Electronic Library

http://www.nova.edu/library


ad