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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

Holmes, Claire; Cole, Geoff; Collins, Ian; Foster, Karen; Boyd, David; Mackay, Eilidh; Chelin, Jacqueline

Authors

Claire Holmes claire.holmes@uwe.ac.uk

Geoff Cole geoff.cole@uwe.ac.uk

Ian Collins ian.collins@uwe.ac.uk

Karen Foster

David Boyd

Eilidh Mackay eilidh2.mackay@uwe.ac.uk

Jacqueline Chelin Jacqueline.Chelin@uwe.ac.uk
Deputy Director of Library, Careers and Inclusivity



Abstract

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.

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date Mar 1, 2012
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Holmes, C., Cole, G., Collins, I., Foster, K., Boyd, D., Mackay, E., & Chelin, J. (2012). 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
Keywords walk-in access, online resources, higher education, further education, South West England, libraries
Publisher URL http://www.swrls.org.uk/Online_Resources/Walk-in-Access_for_Electronic_Resources

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