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As easy-to-use self-service scanners become commonplace in libraries across the country, the debate over the future of photocopiers is changing. Once, digital scanners were seen as a convenient supplemental service, while the multi-function copy machine was the temperamental workhorse of the library.
The classroom is moving to the cloud. Driven by technology, increasingly powerful mobile devices, and the modern habits of today’s students, more of the information and activities previously found in libraries and classrooms is migrating to web-based store-and-share servers that can be accessed anywhere and at any time. That migration is not only changing how teachers teach and students learn; it’s also changing the tools school libraries need to offer their patrons.
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There’s been a bit of discussion on what catchy name to assign to the generation that includes today’s high school and middle school students, who were born after the year 2000. Suggestions have included Generation Z, the iGeneration, Gen Tech, TwoKays, Screeners, Gen Net, and Digital Natives.
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Special Collections pose special challenges in today’s push for digital library materials. Patrons and researchers expect to be able to use even the most obscure and precious materials in a digital format. Libraries are responding by scanning special collections and archives to make them available online, or by providing access to a book scanner that is safe for delicate and bound materials. One of the best affordable tools for safe scanning is the patented book-edge scanning bed of the Scannx Book ScanCenter.
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It’s no secret that technology and Web applications are second nature to today’s youth. But older Americans are less likely to have the technological proficiency needed to navigate computers and the Internet. Academic libraries are providing their communities with educational resources to help these individuals – and they’re a larger population than you might think.
In this age of ever-advancing technology, people are becoming more and more dependent on online resources as a means of learning – something once achieved predominately through books. But despite this evolution, a library reference desk is still a valuable source of information.
With the presence of library technology expanding to meet user demands, the typical job description of a librarian has changed. The need for libraries to incorporate technology precipitates their need to hire capable people who know and understand that technology. This has led to an emerging trend in library staffing.
In our progressively digital world, the progressively digital library has emerged. We, as a people, have evolved in response to the digital revolution, advancing with a thirst for technology. The hardcopy method of reading and writing is becoming an idea of the past. Nowadays, e-publishing, digital books and e-reading are the norm.