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Title:The Electronic Learning Center in the Library
Author(s):Regenstreif, Harry
Subject(s):School libraries
Abstract:In 1961 the University of Michigan published in the Language Laboratory Technical Report #12 an article by this author entitled "The Electronic Study Center." Outlined in this article were the reasons and methodology for expanding the ordinary language laboratory into an installation which would serve as a teaching aid for all subjects. The term "electronic study center" is rather cumbersome, and since I am addressing a group which is library -oriented, I shall refer to the same concept in this report as the "audio-library." In preparing this report for an institute sponsored by a school of library science, one of my major endeavors has been to try to see the problems involved through the eyes of the librarian. Being woefully ignorant of those finer points of library science which go beyond the Dewey Decimal System and the card catalog, I hope I have not oversimplified or overlooked too many all-important details. Most universities, colleges, high schools, and quite a few junior high schools have installed language laboratories. These installations are being used with varying amounts of success by foreign language teachers as a tool for teaching the spoken foreign language. Quite naturally, these language laboratories are controlled by, and under the direction of, the language teachers. At this time I should like to question seriously the wisdom of having these installations under the control of the foreign language department in the respective schools. I believe, rather, that that collection of teaching aids and the concepts which we at present call the language laboratory should be viewed as one of the several components of a modern well-equipped library and so operated.
Issue Date:1963
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In A. Lohrer (ed). 1963. The school library materials center: its resources and their utilization; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, November 3-6, 1963. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 27-32.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (10th : 1963)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1959.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-16

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