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Published in Journal of Library Administration 50:5-6 (July 2010), pp. 414–424; doi: 10.1080/01930826.2010.488584 Copyright © K. E. Adams & M. Cassner; published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Used by permission.


The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) is a multistate alliance of 11 universities that offer online master’s degrees and certificate programs in human sciences. The authors surveyed librarians at Great Plains IDEA institutions to learn how each library provides distance services to students enrolled in Great Plains IDEA courses offered through this interinstitutional alliance.