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Laptops to Go: A Student Assessment of a Library Laptop Lending Service

Laptops to Go: A Student Assessment of a Library Laptop Lending Service Approximately five years ago, the library at Emporia State University started a laptop lending service to provide laptops for use in the library. The program has been highly successful. In the last few years, some modifications were made to the program, and netbooks were added. In this article, the authors will explore laptop programs in a variety of library settings, present details on the ESU Libraries laptop lending service, and discuss the results of a student satisfaction survey. Finally the authors present what the library faculty and staff have learned and potential future modifications to the program. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Access Services Taylor & Francis

Laptops to Go: A Student Assessment of a Library Laptop Lending Service

Journal Of Access Services , Volume 9 (1): 16 – Jan 1, 2012
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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1536-7975
eISSN
1536-7967
DOI
10.1080/15367967.2012.629929
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Abstract

Approximately five years ago, the library at Emporia State University started a laptop lending service to provide laptops for use in the library. The program has been highly successful. In the last few years, some modifications were made to the program, and netbooks were added. In this article, the authors will explore laptop programs in a variety of library settings, present details on the ESU Libraries laptop lending service, and discuss the results of a student satisfaction survey. Finally the authors present what the library faculty and staff have learned and potential future modifications to the program.

Journal

Journal Of Access ServicesTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2012

Keywords: Academic libraries; laptop lending; student satisfaction survey; library technology

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