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

Susan Huff susan.huff@jordan.k12.ut.us
Tue, 17 May 2005 13:41:48 -0600

I'll tell you one big reason why not.  The first thing they do is print what 
they are reading.  I love trees too much to participate in that.  Can't 
print and technology co-exist?
Susan Huff, Riverton High School
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From: "Lanell Rabner" <lanell.rabner@nebo.edu>
To: "Rick Cline" <RCLINE@media.utah.edu>; <Pioneer@lib.med.utah.edu>; 
<is@uen.org>; <library-media@uen.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [library-media] Replacing Books w/ Computers in Libraries

> Why not - at least at the High School level?  The internet is where kids 
> choose to do their research anyway, so why not provide them quality 
> research resources that fit the format of their choice?  Plus, E-books 
> mean that multiple students can use the same book simultaneously and they 
> can access it remotely as well.  Maybe we should give the online 
> environment more consideration, just as higher ed has.  It is certainly an 
> environment our students will need to know how to expertly navigate when 
> they move on to the academy.
> Lanell Rabner
> Librarian
> Springville High School
> On Tue, 17 May 2005 12:03:09 -0700
>  "lesley.mclaughlin" <lesley.mclaughlin@slc.k12.ut.us> wrote:
>>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 
>>Lesley S. McLaughlin
>>Director Instructional Technology/Library Media Service
>>Salt Lake City School District
>>440 East 100 S.
>>Salt Lake City, UT  8411
>>FAX: 801-578-8272
>>---------- Original Message -----------
>>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
>>> 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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