Digital libraries have become the norm at schools as they allow remote access to educational content and break down the physical barriers by combining technology and information resource. Here is a list of top four best reasons why children and young learners need to use digital libraries.
Instant access to educational content
Only with an available Internet connection, digital libraries can be used whenever and wherever by a simple technological device like a PC, a tablet, or even a smartphone. This means students can view online books, videos, images, and all other educational contents without having to wait and go to the physical library. They can do it in at school or even relax at their homes getting a fast access to the information they need.
A variety of choice
Digital libraries offer multiple content with an infinite number of resources and selections. Traditional libraries have the main limit that books consume a lot of physical space and people usually have to walk round to search for a particular material. Thanks to the development of Internet, digital libraries overcome this limitation and expand students’ horizons in learning. They can access a very large amount of knowledge and share information with others, facilitating the expansion of learning.
Solving the problem of deterioration
The digital storage of books and audios fight against the deterioration. Audio cassette tapes and vinyl records in traditional libraries are shared among many students causing the problem to stand a large number of playing. With the digitizing of materials, it is possible for students to access contents how many times as they need, using formats such as online textbooks, digital images, mp3, etc., which are much safer to use.
An easier information retrieval
Digital libraries have developed a range of search features like Boolean, truncation, and proximity operators, that facilitate the access to data collections, helping students be able to perform sophisticated searches for various queries.
Thanks to intuitive search engine technologies, even novice users can use digital libraries to accomplish their searches independently.