April 16, 2021

Rutgers University: “Libraries Join National Effort to Provide Faster Internet”

From The Daily Targum (Student Paper at Rutgers):

The University Libraries are participating in a nationwide initiative to bring high-speed broadband Internet to every American’s doorstep.

Grace Agnew, associate University librarian for Digital Library Systems, said the new high-speed Internet is equipped with tools and applications intended for use in sectors of the American economy like education, medicine, energy and advanced manufacturing, which may change lives in the near future.

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The University library system’s main focus is promoting new applications students and faculty have access to, Agnew said.

One example is an application like “Real Life — with Notes!” which would allow students to record a class while simultaneously taking notes on their mobile devices.

Most students are concerned about how easy the high-tech application is to use. The app is still in its construction stage, and in fact is in a national competition where Agnew said it is expected to perform well.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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