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IT, R&D Meet E-Library

An academic library is not an end in itself: it supports the mission of the institution. Olivet library and information technology personnel have partnered to ensure that the school's library will develop and evolve with the changing teaching and learning needs of students preparing for missions in the 21st century.

"In the end, it's about making sure Olivet is meeting students' needs with quality learning resources and services," said director of Olivet College of Information Technology Mr. William Wong. "Then, rather than focusing on the impact of technology on the library, we're looking at the longer-term issue: how technology will influence what our students expect and do at our library."

Wong was recently appointed to head a team of Olivet R&D, library and information technology personnel charged with reinforcing the collection of electronic titles available in Olivet's e-library. The team's goal is to examine and implement ways to enhance the University's existing resources with additional eBooks, electronic journals, digital reference databases, e-Audio books, and a variety of online tools.

Olivet University's R&D unit is providing special input for building a new information infrastructure for the E-library supported by technical development and new business models.

These efforts are part of a University-wide library development initiative to strengthen Olivet's entire collection of learning resources, in accordance with the school's institutional growth and accreditation goals.

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