In the digital age, e-media have become an indispensable part of everyday life. Whether e-books, audiobooks or e-journals – they provide quick and easy access to knowledge and entertainment. Libraries have also recognized this potential and are increasingly offering digital media to their users. But what does the concrete right to e-media in the library mean?
As with other media, the right of free access to information applies in the library. This includes not only the lending of books, but also access to digital media. Users therefore have the right to expect libraries to provide digital media and to be able to use them without restrictions.
But with e-media in particular, there are often still hurdles that make unrestricted access more difficult. Restrictions on the number of downloads or the lack of certain titles in digital form are just a few examples. It is therefore important that libraries keep the needs of their users in mind here and work to ensure that the right to free access to e-media is implemented in the library.
In this series of articles, we want to take a closer look at the challenges and opportunities of e-media in the library and discuss how libraries can enable their users to use digital media in the most comprehensive and accessible way possible.
Why is the provision of e-media in libraries important??
Libraries are an important source of information for many people. They provide access to a variety of media that expand knowledge and promote education. With increasing digitization, e-media has also become an important part of libraries.
E-media are in many cases more practical than analog media. They can be accessed from anywhere at any time and do not require physical space in the library. In addition, e-media can often be updated and supplemented more quickly than analog media.
Providing e-media in libraries is also a way to cope with the digital transformation. Libraries must move with the times and adapt to the needs of users. By making e-media available, libraries can expand their offerings and grow their audiences.
Another important aspect is accessibility. E-media can make it easier for people with physical disabilities, such as visual impairments, to access information. Special features, such as text magnification or read-aloud capabilities, can make e-media accessible to all.
In summary, it can be said that the provision of e-media in libraries is important in order to keep up with the times and meet the needs of users. E-media offer numerous advantages over analog media and can be made accessible to all.
The advantages of e-media in the library
E-media and digital resources offer many benefits for library users. On the one hand, more and more information and knowledge sources are available online, which enables uncomplicated research and fast information retrieval. This makes the library a central place for lifelong learning and personal development.
In addition, e-media offer a high degree of flexibility in use. Users can access online catalogs, borrow media and read them digitally from the comfort of their homes. E-books and e-journals are also often easier to transport and do not take up space. Moreover, due to digital storage, e-media cannot be worn out, which saves costs in the long run.
Another advantage of e-media is the possibility of personalization. Library users can e.g. Create individual search profiles and save settings to optimize their searches. In addition, digital media can be used to respond quickly to current issues and trends by adding new resources and findings to online catalogs quickly and easily.
Overall, e-media in the library is an important part of modern information retrieval. They offer great flexibility, personalization options, and an enormous wealth of resources. Library users should therefore take advantage of every benefit that digital media can offer them to optimize their information retrieval and expand their knowledge.
My right: access to e-media in the library
Libraries have always been a place of knowledge and education. With the emergence of digital media, a lot has changed in the library world as well. Today, there are not only books and magazines, but also a large number of e-media available to readers. But how to get access to these digital resources?
First of all, it should be known that access to e-media in the library is a fundamental right of every user. Every reader should be able to access these digital resources. To access e-media, all one needs to do is be a member of the library and have a valid library card.
To access e-media, the library offers several options. One option is to visit the online library. Here you can browse through an extensive selection of digital media and access the titles you want directly. Another option is to use special databases available in the library. Find a wealth of scholarly articles, essays, and e-books in these databases.
It is important to emphasize that access to e-media in the library is free for every user. Therefore, one should also use these resources as effectively as possible. To conduct a targeted search, one can usually visit the library’s website to learn about the different databases and search options available. This is a way to ensure that people take advantage of the full range of services offered by the library and thus expand their knowledge and education.
What electronic media you can use in the library?
As a member of our library, you have the right to access a wide variety of electronic media. Among the most popular are e-books and audiobooks that you can read and listen to conveniently on your smartphone, tablet or e-reader. You can also stream videos and listen to podcasts to further your knowledge or entertain yourself.
If you prefer to take action yourself, there are also many e-learning tools and online courses that can help you learn new skills or deepen your knowledge in specific areas. These offerings are often interactive and give you the opportunity to interact with other learners or use multimedia content.
- E-media available in our library includes:
- Videos and movies
- Podcasts and audio books
- Online courses and e-learning tools
To access these media, all you need is a valid library card and an Internet connection. Our online platform allows you to borrow and use the media you need from the comfort of your own home. If you need assistance, our trained staff will be happy to assist you.