||Even in information-rich age, school libraries struggle
||February 6, 2001
||The Christian Science Monitor
||Author discusses the deteriorating conditions in school libraries,
particulary those in low income/inner city neighborhoods. Increasing schools are faced with
the need to support computer services as well as traditional library services on dwindling
financial resources. Most, however, have opted to choose the latter with the belief that
"Internet access cancels out the need for open stacks of books." Yet, research
indicates that students attending school with a strong library program tend to score better
on test. With the arrival of Laura Bush, a former librarian, most school library
administrator are optimistic about the future.
||E-Books Barely a Blip on Publishing Radar
||February 26, 2001
||Expensive, bulky, cumbersome ... adjectives that
can never sell anything, let alone an E-Book. Despite the negetives,
Jupiter research states that ebook is expected to increase to 1.9
million users by 2005. This articles discusses the hurdles it needs
to overcome and current offerings from vendors.
||An E-book Primer
||eARL - The Consortium of Public Library Networking
||Provides a foundation for ebooks as well as a discussion
of issues as they pertain to library.