Access to learning resources for students on placement in the UK: what are the issues and how can we resolve them?
Article first published online: 16 NOV 2005
Health Information & Libraries Journal
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 262–266, December 2005
How to Cite
Marriott, R. (2005), Access to learning resources for students on placement in the UK: what are the issues and how can we resolve them?. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 22: 262–266. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-1842.2005.00603.x
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2005
- Article first published online: 16 NOV 2005
- Received 11 March 2005; Accepted 29 July 2005
Aim: To compile a list of the issues regarding access to learning resources which affect students on placement in the UK and suggest some ways in which these can be resolved.
Results: Issues relating to PC access, network access, software, firewalls, disciplinary procedures, electronic information resources, virtual learning environments, service level agreements, physical access to libraries, book loans, reading lists and course committees are identified and discussed in relation to NHS libraries.
Conclusions: Successful resolution of the IT and library issues, which are increasingly inter-linked, can help to ensure that students have a positive placement experience. Resolution will depend on close, regular liaison and can be assisted by negotiation of a clear Service Level Agreement.