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Hand picked for quality – a reflection on biz/ed

Hand picked for quality – a reflection on biz/ed Subject gateways have been encouraged and financially supported by the Joint Information System Committee of the UK Higher Education and Research Funding Councils as a potential solution to the ever increasing cost of library provision and Internet based information resources. The gateway for Business Education, biz/ed, was developed using both existing procedures for quality assuring such resources, and new approaches. The four key elements – DESIRE, ROADS, TIPs and the Focus Group – are described and their effectiveness in achieving a quality output assessed. The overall conclusion is that there are still conceptual barriers to the use of gateways by academics, and that, while they may serve a useful purpose, the process of quality assurance and maintenance is continuous and resource intensive. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Consortium Management: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

Hand picked for quality – a reflection on biz/ed

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1466-2760
DOI
10.1108/14662760010355176
Publisher site
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Abstract

Subject gateways have been encouraged and financially supported by the Joint Information System Committee of the UK Higher Education and Research Funding Councils as a potential solution to the ever increasing cost of library provision and Internet based information resources. The gateway for Business Education, biz/ed, was developed using both existing procedures for quality assuring such resources, and new approaches. The four key elements – DESIRE, ROADS, TIPs and the Focus Group – are described and their effectiveness in achieving a quality output assessed. The overall conclusion is that there are still conceptual barriers to the use of gateways by academics, and that, while they may serve a useful purpose, the process of quality assurance and maintenance is continuous and resource intensive.

Journal

Library Consortium Management: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

Keywords: Business education; Funding; Information resources management; Quality assurance

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