Louisiana State University Libraries Plans to Triple Number of Ebooks It Offers Online
From The Daily Reveille (Student Newspaper at LSU):
LSU Libraries’ electronic book collection will soon triple from 40,000 books to 120,000, eliminating part of the need for students to spend hundreds on books for class.
The financing of the new digital books comes from library budget and ends up costing close to a dollar a book when purchased in the thousands, [Outreach Service Librarian Mitch] Fontenot said.
Not only does using electronic book databases save students money, but it also better educates University students on how to find information necessary for class research, Fontenot said. Many students do not know the basic steps it takes to accurately search for information on the internet or even in research databases, he said.
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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.