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He partnerships with fe

  1. 1. Hertfordshire HE ConsortiumHertfordshire HE Consortium (HE partnerships with FE ) Stephen Harvey Learning Resource Service Manager sharvey@hrc.ac.uk with thanks to Angela Dimond from UH for her input
  2. 2. Herts HE Consortium The Herts HE Consortium evolved out of Hertis, which was setThe Herts HE Consortium evolved out of Hertis, which was set up in 1956! as a unique system of co-operation betweenup in 1956! as a unique system of co-operation between college libraries to provide an information service to industrycollege libraries to provide an information service to industry and Further Education in Hertfordshire.and Further Education in Hertfordshire.
  3. 3. 1956 ! U.S.A. • The Alabama bus segregation laws were declared illegal by the US Supreme Court • USA Carries Out H Bomb Tests on Bikini Atoll. • Elvis Presley enters the US charts for the first time with Heartbreak Hotel.
  4. 4. 1956 ! U.K. • Suez Crisis causes petrol rationing in Britain • The Queen switches on first full scale nuclear power station • PG Tips launches its long-running ad campaign using a chimpanzees' tea party.
  5. 5. Herts HE Consortium The service to industry ceased a long time ago, but the fourThe service to industry ceased a long time ago, but the four Associate Colleges and the University of HertfordshireAssociate Colleges and the University of Hertfordshire continue to enjoy a collaboration of benefit to HE in thecontinue to enjoy a collaboration of benefit to HE in the county, and the Consortium was formed in the year 2000county, and the Consortium was formed in the year 2000
  6. 6. The Consortium
  7. 7. Online Environment StudyNet is the bespoke Managed Learning Environment developed at UH and provides integrated services including access to online resources. We use OpenAthens and access is devolved through one-click to the Online Library (no separate usernames and passwords). Voyager library catalogue records for journals are imported into StudyNet Online Library for discovery via a Quick Link called Journals, incorporating electronic resources.
  8. 8. Module Online Library
  9. 9. Consortium Students All consortium students within the FE colleges have full access to the universities resources including: •24/7 access to the LRCs •Studynet and all online resources •Full borrowing rights via Voyager
  10. 10. FE Students The consortium only covers those students studying a Foundation degree or higher through the University of Hertfordshire (UH). Other FE students are welcome to use the IT open access suites at the university via visitor hours, but need to use the local library resources that each college has purchased, rather than those provided via UH.
  11. 11. Alternative routes to Resources Public library Service Pro’s • A huge range of electronic resources, available to any person who lives/works or studies in that county. Con’s • It is individual sign ups, no bulk enrolments allowed
  12. 12. The (near) future in FE The Further Education Learning Technology Action Group Set up by Mathew Hancock, Minister of State for Skills & Enterprise Mission Statement “... To best support the agile evolution of the FE sector in anticipation of disruptive technology, for the benefit of learners, employers & the UK economy as a whole.”
  13. 13. The (near) future in FE The Further Education Learning Technology Action Group Set up by Mathew Hancock, Minister of State for Skills & Enterprise Mission Statement “... To best support the agile evolution of the FE sector in anticipation of disruptive technology, for the benefit of learners, employers & the UK economy as a whole.”
  14. 14. FELTAG Outcomes The key recommendation... Mandated, from 2015/16 that a minimum of 10% of every publicly- funded programme should be wholly online. Then by 2017/18 “incentives offered” to get to 50% delivered wholly online, unless a good case study is made for why this is not appropriate to a particular programme.
  15. 15. Does this mean that Libraries / LRCs in FE will become that much more embedded within the curriculum?

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