Print Culture becomes
THE PRINT TO DIGITAL MIGRATION…..
Kathleen Daniels, Librarian
Jennifer Sippel, Librarian
Does format matter?
Print Digital culture
The MCTC Library collection is shifting from being a primarily
print collection to an increasingly digital collection.
Some prime examples:
Opposing Viewpoints series essays are available in
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center database
Selected subject encyclopedia titles are available in
Gale Virtual Reference Library database
Why are we ordering so many online resources?
Technology’s impact on information
Student interest & expectation
Is print going away?
Not everything in our collection is going
digital or even available in digital format.
Alternative Press titles
Some resources do not translate well in digital format
$$$. Unless prices drop, we simply will not be able to
afford digital versions of certain resources.
Print experience is beneficial for some
Scenario: A student locates books & articles
online for one of your assignments.
Discussion: Would this meet the learning
objectives of the assignment? Why or why
Print vs. web
Not a useful dichotomy, unless your learning objective(s)
requires print format
Useful phrases that focus on learning goals and
good quality content – not the ―packaging‖…
―Resources found through MCTC Library’s website‖
―Library subscription resources‖
―Library reference resources‖
Good ―destinations‖ for beginning researchers
For these resource types… try this online source *…
Essays, argumentative writing, topic overviews Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center database
Topic overviews, Gale Virtual Reference Library database [these e-books are included in
biographies, introductions to concepts from within Library catalog]
subject discipline ABC/CLIO/Greenwood e-book database [these e-books are included in
CQ Researcher or Issues & Controversies databases
Magazine articles MasterFILE Premier database
AltPress Watch database
Newspaper articles ProQuest Newsstand Complete database
LexisNexis Academic database
Books Ebrary database [e-book database currently on a 1 year trial in 2010]
NetLibrary database [these e-books are included in Library catalog]
*all subscription databases listed are accessible
through MCTC Library’s website:
Scenario: You assign students to locate
Discussion: How do you know whether your
students have used library resources to find
Help from the MCTC Library
We are always willing to meet with you individually,
in small groups, or as a department, about courses,
assignments, and library resources
INFS 1000: Information Literacy & Research Skills
Required for Liberal Arts degree & some programs
Department/Field Liaison Librarian(s)
ACES Tom Eland (Sabbatical 2010-2011 AY)
ADEV Jane Jurgens , Kathleen Daniels
Arts Kathleen Daniels
English Amanda Mills, Jane Jurgens,
Tom Eland (Sabbatical 2010-2011 AY)
Health Kathleen Daniels
Humanities Tom Eland (Sabbatical 2010-2011 AY)
Nursing Kathleen Daniels
Science Kathleen Daniels
Social Sciences Jane Jurgens
Technical Programs Ginny Heinrich
Urban Teacher Program Kathleen Daniels
Women's Studies Tom Eland (Sabbatical 2010-2011 AY)
Scenario: Design a short, developmentally
appropriate assignment (for an actual class?)
that embraces these concepts & ideas.
Discussion: What questions do you have
about how to do this?
How can MCTC Library inform you about our
resources—old & new, print & digital?