May 22, 2022

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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