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

david bernini david.bernini@granite.k12.ut.us
Tue, 17 May 2005 13:48:29 -0600


Susan Huff wrote:

> 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
> ----- Original Message ----- 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
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>> 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 environment.
>>>
>>> Lesley
>>>
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Lesley S. McLaughlin
>>> Director Instructional Technology/Library Media Service
>>> Salt Lake City School District
>>> 440 East 100 S.
>>> Salt Lake City, UT  8411
>>> 801-578-8391
>>> FAX: 801-578-8272
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>>> ---------- 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
>>>>
>>>> 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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>>
>> Lanell Rabner
>> Springville High School
>> Librarian
>> 1205 East 900 South
>> Springville, Utah 84663 USA
>> 801.489.2879 lanell.rabner@nebo.edu
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Most ebook providers supply print preventers as part of their software 
to preserve copyright on virtual books.