Declining library use

"Collecting primary sources. This might involve interviewing people and discovering grammars; Discovering grammar is metaphor, I'm interogating dead people. (might be different methodology for back and forth with real human); At a museum you might encounter a primary source (but has already been collected); Are different methodologies different practices? Interogating primary sources (split out?) like evidence gathering; I wouldn't collect Goya paintings, I'd go to musem and experience them;" (Ex 2, 1a-B)

"Looking at physical archives is a richer experience due to serendipity of how one browses and finds. When looking through an internet portal, one misses "incidentally related" materials." (Ex 2, 1b-C)

"when doing literature searches may be biased toward electronic resources, away from print" (Ex 4, 1d-D)

"To what extent are new folk replacing library search w. Google search? "Huge". Frightening how exclusively people rely on Google. It's the first place people go (to Google). There's a reliance on electronic sources (Some young people have never seen book journals.) Students don't always understand the big investment U's pay for online journal access. To what extent are online journals a scholarly source for research? Authors are cited much more when journals are online. Not definitive. Need to disaggregate what's ref'ed for research versus teaching. In my field no one uses journals (technology field) because too old by the time it's published." (Ex 6a, 1a-D)

"Students don't always understand the big investment U's pay for online journal access. To what extent are online journals a scholarly source for research? C1: Authors are cited much more when journals are online. In my field no one uses journals (technology field) because too old by the time it's published. Parallel systems exist. Varies widely by field. (Others agree). Within just astrophysics, there's a lot of granularity w.i. subgroups on how research is done (context of online vs. journals)" (Ex 6b, 1a-G)

"Finding everything full text on the web, versus going to the library, if it's not online then it's not of interest." (Ex 6a, 1b-C)

"Use of library printed text tends to be in decline. Availability of journals online means that students aren't going to the library. On other hand, not necessarily negative" (Ex 6a, 1c-B)

"They want library to go away and rich federation of databases." (Ex 7, 1a-B)

"Brown Univ library is more than warehouse of books/place for study/computer lab/holder of licenses. Libraries at heart of managing and mining information. Need for medicine man not based on clever tech or rich digital content -- based on need for tools that integrate intelligent knowledge acquisition w/ ingenuity of scholars/teachers/learners. Library engaged in developing appropriate architectures/systems/tools to support scholarship. Sustainable methods to respond to today's/tomorrow's information requirements. Brown's Scholarly Tech group and Women Writer's Project integrated into library. Library has opportunity and responsibility to promote new scholarship/new literacites without giving up fundamental reading/writing. Place for production processing & distribution & consumption of knowledge - learn in dialect and language of own choice. Expand ability to question, produce and reproduce knowledge. Library plays a small part in medicine man show-- long live the medicine man, long live Bamboo!" (W4 Welcoming Remarks, Harriette Hemmasi)

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