Planning Strategies for Cooperative Library Programs for Rural and Distance Learners in West Virginia

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West Virginia faces geographic obstacles and economic problems in providing quality higher eduction to its residents. Marshall University (MU) and Marshall University Graduate College (MUGC) merged on July 1, 1997 and are integrating their library services including those to rural and distance learners. Beyond traditional document delivery, both institutions are focusing on electronic resources and Web access. MU and MUGC are making significant efforts to enhance the electronic infrastructure and have developed strategies to take advantage of the recent merger by combining services.


It is published in Resource Sharing & Information Networks; Volume 13, Issue 2, 1998 pages 3-13

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