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Cost & Access in Digital Material

Plans for a new facility are based on the assumption of a large and growing collection of digital resources. Such a collection should reduce reliance on print collections. Because of the unpredictability in economics and access of digital material, it is important to ensure that we are prepared in terms of space and budget. The underlying assumption may not be the one we imagined.

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Printed or Digital?

Is digital material better than printed?

There is a lot to consider before your business switches from sending out printed material to sending out digital and here are a few tips to help you make that decision a little more easily.

To print or not to print? Prevent waste, gain space… sounds great.

Most businesses print things: leaflets, brochures, catalogues, newsletters, magazines, Christmas cards. But print and posting such material is costly – a still bigger factor in tough times, when costs are rising but sales aren’t. Here are 4 tips to decide.

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Online experience from printed material?

The demand for online content leaves webmasters constantly looking for ways to incorporate print material into their sites. The most difficult way to grab printed content is via photography or scanner. The easy way to acquire content is to obtain the original digital files used to produce the printed materials. Another option is to let users do the work, by collecting contributor content in an online database. Observe copyright laws for all online and hard copy content

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Are printed textbooks obsolete?

Are there good reasons to keep them around or is it necessary to get involved with digital environments? A TED conversation.

What are the pros and cons of paper vs. digital resources for learning? Assuming equal access to computers, is digital necessarily better? Will we be losing anything if we give up the hard copies? Should schools (and textbook companies) focus their resources on creating and using rich digital environments that support 21st century learning?

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