[library-media] Replacing Books w/ Computers in Libraries

lesley.mclaughlin lesley.mclaughlin@slc.k12.ut.us
Tue, 17 May 2005 12:03:09 -0700


When you read this article please note that it says "Colleges and 
Universities" that will be replacing hardcover books with e-books.  I don't 
believe that you will see this happen in the k-12 educational environment.

Lesley

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Lesley S. McLaughlin
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From: "Rick Cline" <RCLINE@media.utah.edu>
To: <Pioneer@lib.med.utah.edu>, <is@uen.org>, <library-media@uen.org>
Sent: Tue, 17 May 2005 07:57:52 -0600
Subject: [library-media] Replacing Books w/ Computers in Libraries

> fyi
> 
> REPLACING BOOKS WITH COMPUTERS IN LIBRARIES
> As digital delivery of printed material becomes increasingly 
> efficient and common, some colleges and universities are relocating 
> books from libraries to make room for facilities where students 
> access content on computers. The University of Southern California 
> was one of the first to create such a digital learning laboratory in 
> 1994, and in the past few years it has been joined by schools 
> including Emory University, the University of Georgia, the 
> University of Arizona, the University of Michigan, and the 
> University of Houston. The University of Texas at Austin has 
> recently decided to move all of the books from its undergraduate 
> library to other facilities and create an "electronic information 
> commons." No one expects books to disappear completely, but, 
> according to Geneva Henry, executive director of the digital library 
> initiative at Rice University, libraries should be primarily 
> concerned with the exchange of ideas rather than simply storage of 
> books. As colleges and universities work to provide appropriate 
> services to students who have grown up with computers, the trend to use
> electronic resources is likely to continue.
> New York Times, 14 May 2005 (registration req'd)
> http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/14/education/14library.html
> 
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