By Bernard Levrat (auth.), Stephen D. Franklin, Ellen Strenski (eds.)
The web and the area large internet are deeply affecting the way in which issues are regularly performed. E-commerce is altering companies; the inventory industry is obtainable to participants; digitized journals, up to date databases, and newsgroups are altering the lives of researchers. Is it average to imagine that studying will stay unaffected? however, universities, with their combination of training and study, have a lot to provide to those that desire to examine greater than uncomplicated talents: judgment, initiative, and reasonable pageant for learn positions. through the years, universities have got valuable assets within the kind of laboratories and libraries with particularly informed employees. How can they evolve to exploit the numerous probabilities of the net and broadband communique? Many associations of upper schooling are attempting to combine new info and communications applied sciences into present curricula or to advance new studying paradigms for studying. since it remains to be so early within the online game they're desirous to evaluate their efforts and effects to the achievements of others and are keen to benefit from them. The overseas Federation for info Processing (IFIP) is a multi nationwide federation and technical corporations, based in 1960 lower than the auspices of UNESCO, whose challenge is to help within the improvement, exploitation, and alertness of knowledge expertise for the good thing about all peoples. Given this scope of task, IFIP appeared the right physique to offer a global measurement to this sort of forum.
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Building University Electronic Educational Environments © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000 18 Czeslaw Jan Grycz territories they had protected. What Churchill aptly named "the iron curtain" was a symbol, but it was, also a practically impenetrable barrier that stood for over 40 years. When it began to yield, it fell quickly. The unexpectedly rapid collapse of the Soviet system of domination, giving way to more pressing social and economic priorities, allowed the iron curtain countries to be, at last, reunited with their Western European national partners.
The Library at Nicholas Copernicus University had received one of the Mellon grants. Maria was given the responsibility for orchestrating the transition to an automated library system. She felt she needed help in doing it correctly. She hosted conferences at her university; she invited distinguished guest lecturers to Torun; she sought advice from people who had already gone through the processes that were just beginning in Torun; she interrogated automation and systems vendors for details; she identified world-class leaders in the field of librarianship and informatics on whom she could depend for support; she lobbied her own university for assistance; she participated in early electronic discussion groups; she attended international conferences.
So there is an opportunity for 28 Czeslaw Jan Grycz far more interaction about the curriculum than exists in a more formal and static environment. Instructors need constantly to establish high academic standards and deliver material with which students may be wholly unfamiliar. The student feedback ensures the applicability of information. It also allows faculty to learn which aspects of library management are of greatest concern to the region. 5. EVALUATION: WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOES NOT? ICIMSS Professional Development courses run for one and one-half years, and are divided into three semesters.
Building University Electronic Educational Environments: IFIP TC3 WG3.2/3.6 International Working Conference on Building University Electronic Educational Environments August 4–6, 1999, Irvine, California, USA by Bernard Levrat (auth.), Stephen D. Franklin, Ellen Strenski (eds.)