Computers in Libraries

It is worth checking out a recent article from Wired Campus for a surprising finding that students don’t want more computers in libraries. Our own students don’t appear to be exhibiting this view – may be it is an aberration. The podcast mentioned in the article may be worth a listen. A quote is:

“I thought that since students are online so much that they always wanted to be near a computer,” one of the librarians said. “But it turns out that part of the reason they’re coming to the library is to unplug, is to actually have some time where they can concentrate on their work. So we wanted to make sure we had lots of big spaces, where they can study, and can be quiet, and can concentrate.”


About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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