Holmes, C., Cole, G., Collins, I., Foster, K., Boyd, D., Mackay, E. and Chelin, J.
Audit of walk-in access for members of the public to online resources at higher education and further education libraries in the South West of England.
University of the West of England, Bristol.
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Publisher's URL: http://www.swrls.org.uk/Online_Resources/Walk-in-A...
This SWRLS-funded project aims to analyse and evaluate the extent to which Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) libraries across the South West region of the United Kingdom provide walk-in access to electronic resources.
The information presented within this report is derived from the findings of a survey questionnaire of librarians from across the South West region. Findings of the survey reveal that in the majority of the six institutions that provide walk-in access, the service is not actively promoted. Potential audiences are not actively identified. Information about walk-in services and which resources are available to use within HE or FE in the region is currently hard to discover. There does appear to be some desire to provide walk-in access but the report identifies IT difficulties and legal issues over licences as particular barriers to implementation.
|Item Type:||Report or Working Paper (Project Report)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||walk-in access, online resources, higher education, further education, South West England, libraries|
|Deposited On:||23 May 2012 08:21|
|Last Modified:||25 Sep 2014 16:20|
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