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For librarians: Is print dead?

  1. Wendy S. Wilmoth profile image77
    Wendy S. Wilmothposted 7 years ago

    For librarians: Is print dead?

    In a world increasingly dominated by electronic media, is there room for print anymore? As librarians, how can we continue to utilize print resources in a manner that maximizes their usefulness?

  2. LeisureLife profile image72
    LeisureLifeposted 7 years ago

    I'm not a librarian, but this is an interesting question.  Yes, it does seem as though electronic resources are taking the place of books.  However, I don't think written works will every be obsolete.  There is just "something" about actually reading off a piece of paper that is different than reading off your computer screen.

  3. platinumOwl4 profile image75
    platinumOwl4posted 7 years ago

    This is true if and only if you love to read. I love reading more than or as much as some people love food, sports and of course the number one of all times..... you know what that is. Electronic media is great when you are pressed for time.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 7 years ago

    As someone who works in a library, I'm well aware of how busy we are on a daily basis, which is a lot busier than people think. And while electronic media is taking over, I've noticed that it doesn't have the same credibility as print media yet. For example, you could look up information for a school project online and come up with some really great stuff, but teachers aren't as impressed (nor is the information as valid) as when someone uses print sources. The same is true of e-readers because any nobody can publish an e-book, but it takes actual hard work to get something into print. So, at least for me, there is a stigma of un-professionalism with electronic information. I feel like, by using print, I'm getting a higher quality, more accurate product. Whether or not electronic information can ever acquire this remains to be seen.