Balancing the Books


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    1. 1. Balancing the Books Kathryn Kelley June 17, 2006
    2. 2. Thesis <ul><li>To best meet the needs of their users, libraries must provide a balance of resources in both traditional formats and new technology </li></ul>
    3. 3. Supporting Argument One <ul><li>The availability and cost of print and digital resources must be thoroughly evaluated to make the most of decreasing library budgets </li></ul>
    4. 4. Availability and cost of print materials <ul><li>Proven technology </li></ul><ul><li>Widely available </li></ul><ul><li>Less expensive than digital </li></ul><ul><li>Longevity </li></ul>
    5. 5. Availability and cost of digital resources <ul><li>Rising costs, equipment needs </li></ul><ul><li>Selectivity </li></ul><ul><li>“Lease” rather than “own” </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of stability/longevity </li></ul>
    6. 6. Supporting Argument Two <ul><li>Both print and digital resources are necessary to support a variety of learning styles and research methods </li></ul>
    7. 7. Learning & research using print materials <ul><li>Familiar, accessible format </li></ul><ul><li>No training necessary </li></ul><ul><li>Students are more focused </li></ul><ul><li>Allows browsing </li></ul>
    8. 8. Learning & research using digital materials <ul><li>Current information </li></ul><ul><li>Search capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Access from multiple locations </li></ul>
    9. 9. Supporting Argument Three <ul><li>Library professionals must work toward eliminating the “digital divide” </li></ul>
    10. 10. What is the “digital divide”? <ul><li>Disparity in technology access & skills, due to race, economics, gender, physical ability, or geography </li></ul>
    11. 11. How can libraries serve to bridge the digital divide?
    12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Although new technology has provided great benefits for librarianship and patron use, we must seek a balance of resources to best serve today’s and tomorrow’s library users. </li></ul>
    13. 13. References <ul><li>Agosto, D. E. (2005, Summer). The digital divide and public libraries: a first-hand view. Progressive Librarian, 25 . 23-27. Retrieved May 25, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul><ul><li>Anderson, J. (2001, February). Give print a chance [students should be taught to research with print resources as well as online]. School Library Journal, 47 (2). 37. Retrieved June 1, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul><ul><li>Association of Research Libraries. (2004). ARL statistics 2003-04 . Retrieved June 16, 2006 from </li></ul><ul><li>Bertot, J. C., et. al., (2005, August). Public libraries struggle to meet Internet demand: New study shows libraries need support to sustain online services. American Libraries, 36 (7). 78-79. Retrieved June 1, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul><ul><li>Chaudhuri, A., et. al., (2006, January). Is a computer worth a thousand books? Internet access and the changing role of public libraries. The Review of Policy Research, 23 (1). 249-266. Retrieved June 5, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul><ul><li>Cox, R. J. (2006, June/July). Why survival is not enough. American Libraries, 37 (6). 42-44. Retrieved from personal library. </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme makeover: Law libraries get a whole new look. (2006, February). Chicago Lawyer. 18. Retrieved June 5, 2006 from LexisNexis Academic database. </li></ul><ul><li>Fialkoff, F. The hidden costs of online [vulnerability of digital collections]. Library Journal,126 (20). 97. Retrieved June 5, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul>
    14. 14. References, cont’d. <ul><li>Gass, W. H. (1999, November). In defense of the book. Harper's, 299 (1794). 45-51. Retrieved May 25, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul><ul><li>Gorman, M. (2003). The enduring library: Technology, tradition, and the quest for balance . Chicago: ALA Editions. Retrieved via ILL from Utah State University Libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly, K. (2006, May 14). Scan this book! The New York Times, Section 6 . 43. Retrieved June 7, 2006 from LexisNexis Academic database. </li></ul><ul><li>Lor, P. J. (2003). National libraries and the digital divide. Mousaion, 21 (2). 62-78. Retrieved June 5, 2006 from Wilson Web database. Retrieved June 5, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul><ul><li>Moe, T. (2004, July/August). Bridging the “digital divide&quot; in Colorado libraries: Survey results from the Colorado public libraries and the “digital divide&quot; 2002 study. Public Libraries, 43 (4). 227-232. Retrieved June 13, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). (2006, May 17). McGoogan Library of Medicine fact sheet. Retrieved May 18, 2006 from http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Walters, W. H. (2004, October). Criteria for replacing print journals with online journal resources: The importance of sustainable access notes on operations. Library Resources & Technical Services, 48 ( 4 ). 300-304. Retrieved June 13, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul><ul><li>Wu, M. M. (2005, Spring). Why print and electronic resources are essential to the academic law library. Law Library Journal, 97 (2). 233-256. Retrieved June 7, 2006 from Wilson Web database. </li></ul>