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Reading Lists in Cambridge: A Standard System?

By Huw Jones

Abstract

In June 2008 a committee of librarians from across the University convened to investigate ways of improving library services, with particular regard to elearning and the provision of services to undergraduates. Reading lists quickly emerged as the major factor in undergraduate library use, as influential on the types of resources used by undergraduates, and as an area where there was potential for an improvement to the student experience. One of the committee’s recommendations was that an application be made for an Arcadia Fellowship to investigate issues surrounding the adoption of a standard system for dealing with reading lists. The proposal was felt to map well onto the core issues highlighted by the Arcadia Programme – particularly Changes in Higher Education, New generations of library users, Technology and Changing academic workflows. This report is the result of that Fellowship.The Arcadia Programme has been generously funded by a Grant from the Arcadia Fund http://www.arcadiafund.org.uk

Topics: reading lists
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:www.repository.cam.ac.uk:1810/221924
Provided by: Apollo

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  1. (2005). Strategic Plan 2006/7-2010/11. Available at: http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/strategic_plan.html

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