May 28, 2022

University of Georgia: Some University Students Prefer Digital Assistance to Librarian Interaction

A report from the University of Georgia about how students use or don’t use library services is based on ERIAL (Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries) research that received a lot of attention earlier this year. From The Red and Black (Student Paper at UGA): A two-year study of students’ research habits at five Illinois […]

From COHE: "Students’ e-Book Use Has Flatlined Since 2008"

From Wired Campus/The Chronicle of Higher Education: Students’ use of electronic books has grown little, if at all, over the past three years, according to international surveys of more than 6,500 college students conducted in 2008 and again this year. The finding, from ebrary’s Global Student E-book Survey, surprised audience members when the survey report […]

New Statistical Report From NCES Examines Undergraduates' Participation in Distance Education

New from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): Learning at a Distance: Undergraduate Enrollment in Distance Education Courses and Degree Programs (22 pages; PDF) Between 2000 and 2008, the percentage of undergraduates enrolled in at least one distance education class increased from 8 percent to 20 percent. This Statistics in Brief explores undergraduates’ enrollment […]

Academic Libraries: "UNM [U. of New Mexico] Libraries Still Appeal to Students"

From the New Mexico Daily Lobo: Despite stores such as Borders and Newsland closing up shop, UNM’s Zimmerman Library still has plenty of chapters left in an increasingly digital world. UNM Libraries associate dean Nancy Dennis said that 1.8 million people visited UNM’s four libraries last year, and Zimmerman topped the list. “We’re already seeing […]

The Mindset of the College Freshman (Class of 2015): Beloit College Releases Annual List

From the Intro of The Mindset List 2015: This year’s entering college class of 2015 was born just as the Internet took everyone onto the information highway and as Amazon began its relentless flow of books and everything else into their lives.  Members of this year’s freshman class, most of them born in 1993, are […]

"College Students' Use of Kindle DX Points to e-Reader’s Role in Academia"

From the University of Washington News and Info Office: A study of how University of Washington graduate students integrated an Amazon Kindle DX into their course reading provides the first long-term investigation of e-readers in higher education. While some of the study’s findings were expected – students want improved support for taking notes, checking references […]