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The Open University (commonly Open University or its initialism OU, but officially "The" is part of its name) is a distance learning and research university founded by Royal Charter in the United Kingdom and funded in part by the United Kingdom Government. It is notable for having an open entry policy, i.e. students' previous academic achievements are not taken into account for entry to most undergraduate courses. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus, but many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can be studied off-campus anywhere in the world. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Open University)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'open university': 75 (4.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'open university' across all Ariadne articles: 141
  • Average number of references to 'open university' per Ariadne article: 1.88
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'open university': 1996-07
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  1. anne ramsden (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michelle perrott (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. una osullivan (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The Second International M-Libraries Conference

Keren Mills reports on a two-day conference exploring and sharing delivery of services and resources to users 'on the move,' via mobile and hand-held devices.

July 2009, issue60, event report

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