Year 2019, Volume 20, Issue 2, Pages 89 - 104 2019-04-01

Integrating Digital Libraries into Distance Education: A Review of Models, Roles, And Strategies

Christopher M. OWUSU-ANSAH [1] , Antonio da Silva RODRIGUES [2] , Thomas B. van der WALT [3]

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This study examines ongoing efforts by academic libraries to integrate digital resources into distance education courses. The study adopts a conceptual approach and it is thematically focused on the concepts of distance education and digital libraries; academic library models in distance education; the role of digital libraries in distance education; and strategies for integrating digital libraries into distance education. Through a systematic literature review and thematic analysis of extant literature, the paper concludes that academic libraries must pragmatically integrate digital libraries into the distance education curriculum by highlighting the role of digital libraries in the academic community and her processes. In this way, digital libraries may not be perceived as just content providers, but as significant agents of transformative learning.

Digital libraries, distance learning library services, integration, academic libraries
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Orcid: 0000-0002-9950-7586
Author: Christopher M. OWUSU-ANSAH (Primary Author)

Orcid: 0000-0003-3064-3026
Author: Antonio da Silva RODRIGUES

Orcid: 0000-0003-1904-7039
Author: Thomas B. van der WALT

Bibtex @research article { tojde557742, journal = {Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education}, issn = {1302-6488}, address = {Anadolu University}, year = {2019}, volume = {20}, pages = {89 - 104}, doi = {10.17718/tojde.557742}, title = {Integrating Digital Libraries into Distance Education: A Review of Models, Roles, And Strategies}, key = {cite}, author = {OWUSU-ANSAH, Christopher M. and RODRIGUES, Antonio da Silva and WALT, Thomas B. van der} }
APA OWUSU-ANSAH, C , RODRIGUES, A , WALT, T . (2019). Integrating Digital Libraries into Distance Education: A Review of Models, Roles, And Strategies. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 20 (2), 89-104. DOI: 10.17718/tojde.557742
MLA OWUSU-ANSAH, C , RODRIGUES, A , WALT, T . "Integrating Digital Libraries into Distance Education: A Review of Models, Roles, And Strategies". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 (2019): 89-104 <http://dergipark.org.tr/tojde/issue/44835/557742>
Chicago OWUSU-ANSAH, C , RODRIGUES, A , WALT, T . "Integrating Digital Libraries into Distance Education: A Review of Models, Roles, And Strategies". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 (2019): 89-104
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ISNAD OWUSU-ANSAH, Christopher M. , RODRIGUES, Antonio da Silva , WALT, Thomas B. van der . "Integrating Digital Libraries into Distance Education: A Review of Models, Roles, And Strategies". Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education 20 / 2 (April 2019): 89-104. https://doi.org/10.17718/tojde.557742