SPEC Kit 309: Library Support for Study Abroad · 23
Please enter any additional comments about how library services and access to library resources
are provided to students and faculty in this study abroad program below.
“All of the same services that are provided to any student, faculty or staff member not in our buildings. For
example: ILL of journal articles or other items that can be delivered/retrieved electronically. Instant messaging,
e-mail or telephone reference and research consultations. Access to all electronic resources. Access to Web
page guides, tutorials and other information.”
“As is the case with all study abroad programs, students and faculty participating in the Rome Program can
access all of the online collections and services offered by the e-Library, as long as they have access to the
Internet and a Web browser. Remote users—whether they are merely ‘off campus’ or outside the country—
simply use their University ID numbers to authenticate themselves via proxy servers, and thereby gain access
to all the content licensed by the Library. Remote users can also make use of Web-based services such as
the chat reference service provided by subject librarians. In addition to these services provided by the Library,
participants in the Rome Program have access to a small, on-site Library described in the program handbooks
as follows: ‘The studio facility contains a small library collection that is intended to provide you with basic
research materials and information pertaining to your classes and experiences in Rome. The collection is
limited and yet provides an invaluable resource to all program participants. Books and other materials may
be borrowed if signed out, but you are asked to keep all library materials, with the exception of travel guides,
cookbooks and popular fiction titles, in the studio facility at all times to ensure accessibility to the books for all
participants.’ Participants ‘are also encouraged to make use of other public libraries in the city.”
“Most of our support for international studies is through our ILL/document delivery service. If a student is
registered at the university, s/he can request electronic delivery of articles and sections of books from us or
through ILL. Semester at Sea is the only program for which we provide a circulating collection.”
“Students are provided with a library orientation at the home institution prior to their departure.”
“Students: we sent articles electronically through ILL. Faculty/Staff: we send articles electronically through ILL
and provide e-document delivery of articles in our collections.”
“Study Abroad Students can request both books and articles to be sent to them.”
“Students, faculty, and staff with a valid NetID and a ‘wireless and library resources’ connection have access
to all the resources that are available remotely. This is the most common type of access to library resources
by students and faculty participating in a study abroad program. In 2006, however, traditional materials were
selected by faculty and subject librarians and shipped to Croatia, where the Curator of the Slavic and East
European Collection joined the program and provided active support.”
“The Library offers virtual lists of library resources for students preparing to study abroad, and for students
from abroad coming her.”
“We support all study abroad programs equally, thus it is hard to identify one. We assume, but do not know,
that our students are given access to library services from the host institution. In addition, our students
continue to have access to all online services, including research databases and virtual reference.”
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