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Online tutorials have great potential to reach a large population and to accommodate multiple learning styles anytime and anywhere. This paper describes the management of online tutorials and related concepts in detail. The review of literature method is used to study the variables. The variables under study include the mission, objectives, funding, manpower, in-house creation, outsourcing, incorporation in curriculum, content, type, technology, metadata, discovery services, script design, standards, assessment, professional training, marketing techniques and future goals for creation and management of online tutorials in libraries. A practical model based on literature study and the authors' experience with online tutorials is designed and recommended for libraries for a step-by-step approach to planning and designing online tutorials for their library user population.


This work was originally published in the Journal of Library Administration and Management Section (JLAMS), a peer- reviewed journal of the New York Library Association.



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