Virtual Libraries Supporting Student Learning

@article{Gunn2007VirtualLS,
  title={Virtual Libraries Supporting Student Learning},
  author={Holly Gunn},
  journal={School Libraries Worldwide},
  year={2007}
}
  • Holly Gunn
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Computer Science
  • School Libraries Worldwide
School libraries can exist in two spaces, a physical space or a virtual space. The author argues that students need a virtual library as well as a physical library because of the different learning opportunities that can be supported by virtual libraries. If a virtual library is carefully planned and designed, it can provide a rich learning environment. Although some authors may distinguish between various terms used to describe virtual libraries: digital libraries, electronic libraries, e… 

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