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An Information Access Model at a Distant Branch Library

JLISIDL Volume 1, Number 1, ISSN 1533-290X


Academic branch libraries located at a distance from the parent institution often face unique challenges in meeting users' needs for scholarly information. This is especially true for distant branch libraries that do not have a specialized function or collection, but who often face the challenge of meeting users' needs for scholarly materials across a wide array of academic disciplines. This paper discusses the definition of academic branch libraries and the information access plan developed for the Regents Center Library at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus, located some 40 miles from the main parent institution, the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. In addition, a discussion of the mission, academic programs, and special user characteristics of the Edwards Campus that impacted the development of the information access plan is included. Finally, the factors that affected and will continue to affect the plan, along with methods for managing the implementation of the plan, are provided. (Contains 23 notes.)


Stratton, J.M. (2004). An Information Access Model at a Distant Branch Library. Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 1(1), 79-98. Retrieved February 21, 2020 from .

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