Monday, March 28, 2011

From loose leaf set to the Internet

One of many changes with information resources moving online is the shift of "loose leaf" sets to the online environment. In the "old" days, that is maybe 5-10 years ago, libraries like this one would get all sorts of things in loose leaf format; every week or so, a new issue would come, and be placed in a binder on the shelf. For some sets like CQ Researcher (a great source to begin research on issues of the day like abortion, gay marriage etc.) we had shelves and shelves of binders.

Now everybody wins, we don't have to deal with all those loose issues and binders, and more importantly you can access these resources online, from any PC anywhere, in a lab, your dorm, home...

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