Hey Adults it is your turn to "Dig Into Reading"!
Adult summer reading starts Wednesday June 4th
Pick up a reading log at the circulation desk to get started
A group of kids enjoying the Summer Kick-off Show
Wednesday, June 26@ 10:30am
For 20 years observers have lamented the "digital divide," and rightly so.
There are those who...
A month or so ago I signed up for a basic course on how to play guitar offered by the Berklee...
The Applied Engineering and Technology library at the University of Texas at San Antonio made headlines a few years back by going bookless.
Everything is digital, and patrons have access to something like 50,000 e-journals and 470 databases.
Pretty darn impressive.
Infodocket.com reported last week that the library has served more than 160,000 students and faculty since going bookless in March 2010.
Infodocket makes it sound like this is a major feat.
But, if you have to access materials relevant to your field of study and you cannot do so, what real alternative do you have? You may not like using all digital materials, but what else can you do?
So, count me out as a cheerleader.
Oh, and I wonder about a statistic quoted by Infodocket: It said the library welcomes an average of 1,900 visitors per week when classes are in session.
Sounds pretty good until you realize that the Wimberley Village Library averages more than 2,200 visitors per week.
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