[OZTL_NET] Hardcopy newspapers?

Marian Lees MLees at studygroup.com
Fri Oct 11 10:49:13 AEDT 2013

I thought we had to have hard copy of the age, Australian and herald sun for VCE English issues activities. I thought the students had to see the newspaper items in situ? Has that changed? It would be wonderful to get rid of a years worth of newspapers. Echo does not provide full text and Newscan only has selected articles as does Current Environmental Issues and Current Social issues. I have always used all of these as well as The Age digital edition and elibrary when students begin their issues research assignments.

Marian Lees
Director of Library Melbourne

Phone +61 3 9935 7921

MLees at studygroup.com

399 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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From: oztl_net-bounces at lists.oztlnet.com [mailto:oztl_net-bounces at lists.oztlnet.com] On Behalf Of Susan Osborne
Sent: Friday, 11 October 2013 9:58 AM
To: Heidi Tringas; OZTL_NET
Cc: Jean Middleton
Subject: Re: [OZTL_NET] Hardcopy newspapers?

Hi Heidi and All

We received The Age, The Australian and The Herald Sun daily up until the end of Term 3 this year. We only kept them for a week as we had no place to store them in our Library. After conducting a simple survey using Survey Monkey I established that only one staff member (out of 37 responses) used the papers and she was a library staff member!  I have since cancelled the paper subscription for the Library, but we do have Newsbank and Echo available to staff and students across our network.  After polling students and staff I decided on 5 magazine titles to add to the 5 we already receive(this will probably extend to a total of 15 in 2014) and subscriptions have just started.  Monthly magazines will be cheaper, and in the long run (IMHO) will result in better and more relevant circulation.

But to each their own I say.

Sue Osborne
Head of Library Services - Brighton

Susan.Osborne at haileybury.vic.edu.au

-----Original Message-----
From: Heidi Tringas [mailto:Heidi.Tringas at billanook.vic.edu.au]
Sent: Thursday, 10 October 2013 7:32 PM
Cc: Jean Middleton
Subject: [OZTL_NET] Hardcopy newspapers?

Hi everyone,

Just wondered if you could please give me an idea of whether or not you keep hard copies of newspapers, and if so, for how long?

We are wondering just how useful it is to use such a lot of space for this, when they are rarely accessed.

Are we missing some other obvious benefit of hard copies, when electronic access is so good?

Would love to hear your thoughts!

Heidi Tringas
Billanook College
Learning Enhancement Teacher - Primary School

Tel: 03 9725 5388
Fax: 03 9725 8556
197 Cardigan Road, Mooroolbark 3138

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