學生對大學圖書館的需求不減反增

一般人都以為只要上網就可以找到所要的一切資訊,因此對圖書館的需求應該是會減少才對,但 ALA 的報告卻指出,從 1998到 2008年這10年間,學生學生對大學圖書館的需求不減反增。


這項由美國 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 所執行的問卷,自1998年起,每二年便向各大學收集各項圖書館服務的數據,到了 2008年,這10年間的趨勢顯示:

The impact of technology and maturation of the Internet as the conduit for information delivery has not reduced the need for library space but, in many respects, has increased that need,” Davis reports. She added that the data indicate greater investments in collections and services. “Even with increased virtual reference and information services, up 52.4 percent from 1998, use of academic libraries rose during the 1998-2008 period.

報告中顯示除了少數項目外(如流通數量),其他的需求都在增加中。點擊下面的連結可以下載這份報告:
Academic Library Trends, 1998-2008 American Library Association ( published July 2011)

不過從現在台灣總生育率 0.895來看,我們未來(或現在) 要擔心的可能是未來招收不到學生吧🙂

新聞來源:
ALA News - Ten-year study shows increased need for academic libraries
台視新聞 - 全球最低 台灣生育率跌破「1」

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