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

Bert Jenson bertj@ext.usu.edu
Tue, 17 May 2005 13:47:22 -0600


Amen Susan! Students hardly know how to write anymore, they just want to
download STUFF off the net. Lots of teachers are limiting how many
internet sites students can access when writing; they have to in order
to teach methods......BJ

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On Behalf Of Susan Huff
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To: Lanell Rabner; Rick Cline; Pioneer@lib.med.utah.edu; is@uen.org;
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Subject: Re: [library-media] Replacing Books w/ Computers in Libraries

I'll tell you one big reason why not.  The first thing they do is print
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they are reading.  I love trees too much to participate in that.  Can't=20
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>;=20
<is@uen.org>; <library-media@uen.org>
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Subject: Re: [library-media] Replacing Books w/ Computers in Libraries


> Why not - at least at the High School level?  The internet is where
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> choose to do their research anyway, so why not provide them quality=20
> research resources that fit the format of their choice?  Plus, E-books

> mean that multiple students can use the same book simultaneously and
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> can access it remotely as well.  Maybe we should give the online=20
> environment more consideration, just as higher ed has.  It is
certainly an=20
> environment our students will need to know how to expertly navigate
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> 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=20
>>Universities" that will be replacing hardcover books with e-books.  I=20
>>don't believe that you will see this happen in the k-12 educational=20
>>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
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>>> and common, some colleges and universities are relocating books from

>>> libraries to make room for facilities where students access content
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>>> computers. The University of Southern California was one of the
first to=20
>>> create such a digital learning laboratory in 1994, and in the past
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>>> years it has been joined by schools including Emory University, the=20
>>> University of Georgia, the University of Arizona, the University of=20
>>> Michigan, and the University of Houston. The University of Texas at=20
>>> Austin has recently decided to move all of the books from its=20
>>> undergraduate library to other facilities and create an "electronic=20
>>> information commons." No one expects books to disappear completely,
but,=20
>>> according to Geneva Henry, executive director of the digital library

>>> initiative at Rice University, libraries should be primarily
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>>> with the exchange of ideas rather than simply storage of books. As=20
>>> colleges and universities work to provide appropriate services to=20
>>> 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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