Patricia Albanese Pitkin
CIO and Director of LITS
Mt. Holyoke College
Director, Digital Library Initiatives
University of Rochester
Digital Library Architect and Planner
University of Pennsylvania
Learning Management Systems (LMS) are ubiquitous on most campuses and even those faculty who are low-end technology users often make basic course information such as syllabi available through an LMS. There are opportunities to highlight information resources relevant to partcular courses through an LMS. Reserve readings, licensed electronic journals, databases and Web sites should be readily linked to individual course Web pages. However, key architectural issues of linking LMS and library integrated systems or library-licensed resources are often not worked out. Promoting the value of integration of information resources into LMS is also an issue on some campuses.
In this session, representatives of three institutions who are tackling issues of integrating information resources into LMS will discuss both the technical and policy issues they are facing and the implementation of their work in this area.
University of Rochester Libraries’ “CoURse Resources”
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