"Interoperability between Library Information Services and Learning Environments - Bridging the Gaps" report now published

The final version of the joint white paper written on behalf of the IMS Global Learning Consortium and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) on interoperability issues between library information environments and e-learning environments is now available. The report was written by Cliff Lynch and Neil McLean with contributions from others including Lorcan Dempsey.

This report addresses an issue which is of increasing interest on campuses, and is repeatedly cited as an important issue at OCLC Members Council meetings. It discusses points of contact between libraries and emerging digital learning environments, often mediated by course management systems such as WebCT and BlackBoard.

The report complements "Libraries and the Enhancement of E-learning." Neil Mclean worked with the OCLC E-learning Task Force chaired by Pat Pitkin, to produce this report which was published in October 2003.

More Information

"Interoperability between Library Information Services and Learning Environments - Bridging the Gaps"
http://www.imsglobal.org/digitalrepositories/CNIandIMS_2004.pdf (PDF:245K/15pp.)

"Libraries and the Enhancement of E-learning" (the earlier OCLC report)

Coalition for Networked Information

IMS Global Learning Consortium

For more information:

Lorcan Dempsey
Vice President
OCLC Research

Bob Bolander
Communications & Programs Manager
OCLC Research

We are a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.