Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mass. school opts for an all-digital library

Following is an article on the changes brought about by converting print to digital.  Notice the increased collaboration.

Officials at Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., two years ago replaced the school's 40,000-book library with electronic resources, converting print titles to digital formats and allowing students and teachers new full-time access to resources online. The library itself was also redesigned, complete with LCD screens that preview new book titles and space for students to learn and work together. "It's become a much more open and collaborative space, instead of just a place where users come to check out materials," Tom Corbett, the library's executive director, said. T.H.E. Journal (10/19)

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