A new iPad Zone was launched at DUT’s B.M. Patel Library today, putting 15 brand new iPads into the hands of our students. The miracle of these little devices is that each one is a key to all the knowhow and the wisdom in the world. It’s significant that it’s our university library that is making these tablets available to students, because the library is traditionally the heart of the university – the library has always been the store of accumulated knowledge that students and lecturers draw on to learn, develop and conduct research.
In the past, human knowledge was stored in the books and journals that still line the shelves of our library. With the opening this new facility – the iPad Zone (along with its other services like laptops-on-loan, and Kindles for e-books) the library has propelled our students into the new online digital storehouse of knowledge.
Library Director Lucille Webster thanked IT Manager Sagren Moodley and Core Group representative Lise Botes for making the iPad Zone a reality.