Academic Libraries: University of Northern Iowa Library Adapts to New Digital Era
From the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier:
“The library has always met the finding information need, and maybe a little bit of the interpreting information,” said Christopher Cox, dean of library services. “But what we haven’t always done is, we haven’t offered other services and technology that allow them to create information.”
Currently, 65 percent of the library’s acquisition budget is allocated toward digital services like online scholarly work and journals. However, Cox said offline media is still popular, and resources like one-on-one assistance from library staff is essential.
For 2012-13, overall book circulation at the library dropped only 1.5 percent, but technology usage saw double digit increases, Cox said.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.