5. School Technology Access to Library Resources

The distribution of technology throughout the school with access to networked library resources has further expanded the library's walls. Librarians were asked to report the number of computers in their respective schools that can access networked library resources and the characteristics of these computers from which library resources may be accessed. Seven variables emerged as highly and significantly correlated with each other. These included:

  • School computers with access to networked library resources
  • School computers with access to networked library resources that have Internet connections
  • School computers with access to the library catalog
  • School computers with access to the library's databases
  • School computers with access to library computers that have CD ROM drives
  • School computers with access to library's networked CD ROM resources

These variables were highly correlated with each other at all three educational levels. The correlation coefficients were the highest at the high school level.

Table IV.13 - Bivariate Correlation Coefficients for School Computers From Which Networked Library Resources May Be Accessed for Elementary School Libraries
Pearson Correlation (r)


Significance (p)


Number (n)
School Computers Per 100 Students School Computers with Internet Connection Per 100 Students School Computers with Access to Library Catalog Per 100 Students School Computers with Access to Library Databases Per 100 Students School Computers with CD ROM Drives Per 100 Students School Computers with Networked Access to CD ROM Resources Per 100 Students School Computers Connected to Modem Per 100 Students
School computers per 100 students 1.000


---
School computers per Internet connection per 100 students .903


.000


263
1.000


---
School computers with access to library catalog per 100 students .736


.000


263
.770


.000


263
1.000


---
School computers with access to library databases per 100 students .688


.000


263
.681


.000


263
.692


.000


263
1.000


---
School computers with CD ROM drives per 100 students .881


.000


263
.853


.000


263
.743


.000


263
.660


.000


263
1.000


---
School computers with networked access to CD ROM resources per 100 students .646


.000


263
.646


.000


263
.537


.000


263
.536


.000


263
.665


.000


263
1.000


---
School computers connected to modem per 100 students .646


.000


263
.722


.000


263
.547


.000


263
.384


.000


263
.650


.000


263
.503


.000


263
1.000


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Table IV.14 - Bivariate Correlation Coefficients for School Computers From Which Networked Library Resources May Be Accessed for Middle/Junior High School Libraries
Pearson Correlation (r)


Significance (p)


Number (n)
School Computers Per 100 Students School Computers with Internet Connection Per 100 Students School Computers with Access to Library Catalog Per 100 Students School Computers with Access to Library Databases Per 100 Students School Computers with CD ROM Drives Per 100 Students School Computers with Networked Access to CD ROM Resource Per 100 Students
School computers per 100 students 1.000


--
School computers with Internet connection per 100 students .597


.000


102
1.000


---
School computers with access to library catalog per 100 students .849


.000


102
.617


.000


102
1.000


---
School computers with access to library databases per 100 students .859


.000


102
.638


.000


102
. 964


.000


102
1.000


---
School computers with CD ROM drives per 100 students .538


.000


102
.935


.000


102
. 525


.000


102
.548


.000


102
1.000


---
School computers with networked access to CD ROM resources per 100 students .617


.000


102
.600


.000


102
.356


.000


102
.371


.000


102
.656


.000


102
1.000


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Table IV.15 - Bivariate Correlation Coefficients for School Computers From Which Networked Library Resources May Be Accessed for High School Libraries
Pearson Correlation (r)


Signficance (p)


Number (n)
School Computers Per 100 Students School Computers with Internet Connection Per 100 Students School Computers with Access to Library Catalog Per 100 Students School Computers with Access to Library Databases Per 100 Students School Computers with CD ROM Drives Per 100 Students School Computers with Networked Access to CD ROM Resources Per 100 Students School Computers Connected to Modem Per 100 Students
School computers per 100 students 1.000


---
School computers with Internet connection per 100 students .937


.000


128
1.000


---
School computers with access to library catalog per 100 students .883


.000


128
.869


.000


128
1.000


---
School computers with access to library databases per 100 students .955


.000


128
.951


.000


128
.930


.000


128
1.000


---
School computers with CD ROM drives per 100 students .910


.000


128
.944


.000


128
.925


.000


128
.923


.000


128
1.000


---
School computers with networked access to CD ROM resources per 100 students .834


.000


128
.881


.000


128
.824


.000


128
.852


.000


128
.860


.000


128
1.000


---
School computers connected to modem per 100 students .867


.000


128
.918


.000


128
.874


.000


128
.895


.000


128
.885


.000


128
.821


.000


128
1.000


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