University Libraries adapt to changing research

“Florescent lights cast a shadow upon rows of unused bookshelves in the Bio-Medical Library as students instead study their computer screens.Technology is transforming the University of Minnesota Libraries. Students use more online reference materials than ever before, according to a University Libraries survey. For students, online sources for studying or researching are becoming the norm, while print materials collect dust. University Libraries are revamping how they offer materials as students rely more on the Internet. One way of responding to the demand is by expanding online databases from existing materials. In January, students will have access to more print and online materials through MNCAT Discovery — a categorized search system on the University Libraries’ website.” (via The Minnesota Daily)

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