COMPENDIUM LIBRARY EDITION TO CONNECT EDUCATORS
Educators of adults can use their library card ID to borrow digital as well as print publications. Specific loan arrangements vary among libraries and regions, but the basic agreement between publisher, vendor and university is that readers can access a digital Compendium library edition in a way similar to checking out and renewing a print book by librarians and other educators of adults who have a library card to borrow a print or digital publication. Then the next educator on the waiting list can access the library edition, and so on. The digital Compendium contents remain on an educator’s computer for a period of time after initial use.
Along with typical university students and faculty members; educators of adults in the region can access the Compendium with their library ID from the library location, their office, or another library in the region, and librarians can explain local procedures that vary among university libraries and regions. University libraries associated with graduate programs for educators of adults typically have collections of print and digital publications. Acquisition of a Compendium library edition can facilitate connections with other universities and related publications.
The extensive Syracuse University archival Charters Collection for educators of adults is a related resource. http://scrc.syr.edu/charterslibrary . Most of the books and documents have not been digitized to read entire documents online, but the website describes ways to access titles of publications and groups of archival materials. Such inter-library cooperation can enable University libraries and graduate programs to enhance their collection of print and digital publications, and archival materials, in part by encouraging inter-library loan and contributions to enhance the availability of classic and recent publications for educators of adults in their region.
Following are ways to access a Compendium library edition for learner navigation among Compendium articles, and cooperation on joint activities among educators in a region, who are not currently university faculty members and students.
- Director of a regional literacy network and the public community college dean who uses access to a library edition, to help adult students transition to college.
- Librarian in a public library uses access to examples from a library edition as she interacts with the author of a book on the politics of resentment, local journalists, and organizers of various discussion groups; using Hearth technology to analyze themes from discussion groups.
- Private College librarian and the faculty member who coordinates learning activities by faculty and staff at the college and three local healthcare institutions; use access to a library edition Compendium with articles to improve professional development.
In summary, local, cooperation among educators, entails specific arrangements regarding community access to a Compendium library edition; that are similar to print publications.