Thursday, June 08, 2006

Fairleigh Dickinson Vancouver

Fairleigh Dickinson University is opening a campus Vancouver. Iniside Higher Ed says the campus will have no dorms and no athletic facilities. They will offer 2 bachelor's degrees in business and information technology and cater mainly to students from Asia. I wonder how they'll handle library services. Will they provide access to databases and librarians, just databases, or just point students to Yahoo Finance?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Maria Webb said...

Fairleigh Dickinson University students at the Vancouver campus will have access to the FDU Online Library (http://librarydb.fdu.edu/onlinelibrary.html) via a high-speed data connection. Plus, FDU is exploring the possibility of participating in the BCELN (British Columbia Electronic Library Network: http://www.eln.bc.ca/index.php) which currently offers 84 research databases. And in addition, all college students in Vancouver are allowed to use the Vancouver Public Library, as well as the libraries of public universities. Both the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University have libraries that FDU students will be able to use in Vancouver; and both universities are partners in the BCELN. FDU will also have a media services/library staff person working at the Vancouver facility, which will include a library resource room with computers for accessing business resources. There are plans to subscribe to some print periodicals relevant to the business curriculum. The FDU Online Library provides business databases, e-books, and business reference services. The Vancouver campus is scheduled to open in September 2007. For more details, there is a press release on the FDU website: http://inside.fdu.edu/prpt/fduvancouver.html

June 12, 2006  
Blogger Marc Meola said...

Interesting! Thanks Maria!

June 12, 2006  

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