It’s no surprise to us, but a recent 10-year study from the American Library Association shows that the academic library is not only alive and well, but more necessary than ever in an increasingly complex information environment.
“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. 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.”
You can read the entire study here.