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Technology adds to high school libraries

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Computers are changing the way students do research in the Alta high school library.

Four new computers have been added to both the high school and the elementary libraries and are proving to be a valuable learning tool since their arrival early this month.

The computers are providing students with faster research access and less research time while increasing the amount of student access time. The computers also provide the students with alternative or additional research access to labs with the capability to complete assignments with curriculum software. The computers also allow students to create multimedia reports and speeches.

"I think computers will probably be taking the libraries over," laughed high school librarian Julie Langner. "The computers here are used constantly."

The new computers are part of the Compaq ES series and provide students with several different components and applications. Each computer is equipped with Internet access and every student and faculty member have their own e-mail account.

"The students really like the new computers," Langner said. "E-mail is one of the most popular things with the students as they can't wait to check their e-mail."

Besides e-mail, the students are using the computers to research information for their classes as well as to type their reports and term papers on.

Read the rest of this article in the 1/25 Pilot Tribune.



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