Books aren't dead at university libraries

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  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Dec. 15, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    I do hope that at least the university remain smart enough to understand the importance of preservation of the written word over the exponential use of error prone digital material. Digital material is error prone because nobody proof reads it or corrects its spelling, punctuation, or grammar, all critical elements for accuracy of information.

    Books never get corrupted or lost and all your information is in one location, easy to browse and read in much less time. People who prefer to use digital media are language deficient with disabilities in writing and reading skills. Spell checker is the main motivation for digital materials and reports. But more important than spell checker is grammar and language checker programs.

    I'm guilty of using spell checker but to use the other language verification programs requires a knowledge of the english language. Which most newspaper reporters are very deficient in. The one job that is language based doesn't even know how to use their language or even proof reads their material.