DISTRIBUTING THE LIBRARY TO THE LEARNER (Beyond the Beginning: The Global Digital Library) This is by Peter Brophy. It was presented at Beyond the beginning: the global digital library. An international conference organised by UKOLN on behalf of JISC, CNI, BLRIC, CAUSE and CAUL. 16th and 17th June at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK.
From the abstract:
This paper concentrates on lifelong learning. After introducing the topic and examining some of the attributes which differentiate it from conventional education systems, the paper considers the demands it makes on library provision. Some current exemplars of libraries providing support to lifelong learners are described. Principles underlying the evolution towards support of lifelong learning are listed, and the paper closes with the challenge faced by libraries in this regard.