The practice of sharing stories has existed since the dawn of the human race. Through the centuries, new discoveries have changed the way we share our stories, but one thing has remained the same: We continue to share. For a digital library to be effective, it must embrace the changes in our methods of sharing and adapt accordingly.
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Today’s students are not just students. They do study and attend classes, but they also participate in extracurricular activities as well as work, volunteering, teaching, mentoring, etc. So, your run-of-the-mill library technology is not always the best option to keep up with their busy lives. Digital technology, in a broad sense, is meant to increase productivity and communication. In the busy life of the average digital-age student, this has never been more important.
It was approximately one year ago that President Obama announced ConnectED, his worldwide initiative to bring high-speed internet to 99% of American students. This initiative is wholly based on the defining characteristics of classroom learning today:
We live in an age of technological advancement. Electronic developments have transformed the ways in which people think and learn. As students are surrounded by an infinite number of various digital devices on a daily basis, it should come as no surprise that they enter your library with some pretty high expectations regarding library technology.