September 19, 2014

Rutgers University: “Libraries Increase Book Digitization”

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From The Daily Targum (Student Paper at Rutgers):

The University’s libraries are using new technologies and adding new features to propel the University into the 21st century and create a more effective and efficient environment for students and faculty.

According to the most recent annual report published in 2011, $6,245,881 of library collection expenditures funds system-wide electronic resources.

Harry Glazer, communications director for the University libraries, said the libraries are focusing on strengthening the community’s electronic repository, RUcore.

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The University saw big changes at Kilmer Library last semester with the addition of a new computer lab, a quiet study section and a recreational reading section. The recreational section has a growing collection of popular novels and books, Glazer said.

“Many students have an interest in reading beyond school work and they can’t always get back home to the public library or can’t always spend money,” he said.

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