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Introducing students to library and archival resources

Abstract:

This chapter outlines the new technologies and resources that are available to the current generation of students, and describes the methods we used to engage students with both archival collections and popular digitization projects.

Key words

university students

technology

education

digitization

archives

records

Search engines have made the life of information-seekers far too easy. It has also made them too complacent and far too easily satisfied.

Mark Y. Herring, Fool’s Gold: Why the Internet is no Substitute for a Library1

Understanding today’s students

Many years have passed since we entered university but it is still astonishing to reflect on how quickly and dramatically ...

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