Thursday, May 21, 2009

And they didn't even mention Ohio State

Even Library Journal doesn't call OSUL a "research library."
    If this were Jeopardy, the answer might read: “This academic tool has been around for 500 years, but is slowly being replaced by its electronic counterpart.”

    Can you guess the question?

    There’s no Daily Double involved, but if you asked, “What is a book?” you’re right.

    Is this an overstatement? Maybe yes, maybe no.

    Take a look at these facts, and you be the judge:

    Princeton, Case Western, Reed, Darden School at the University of Virginia, Pace and Arizona State are partnering with Amazon to try out the Kindle e-book reader on their students.

    Missouri School of Journalism students will be required to buy an iPhone or iPod this fall, so they can electronically download course material.

    Columbia University added four times the number of electronic books to its collection this past year compared to traditional books.

    While 99% of individual buyers still purchase traditional books, it seems the move of higher ed institutions toward e-books is picking up speed.Read whole story at Higher Ed Morning.

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