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.
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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.
It’s the cold, hard truth: academic libraries no longer hold the importance they once did in the minds of many students and faculties. While they are still essential, it’s the perception of their prominence that’s declined since the advent of the internet.