[caption id="attachment_53738" align="alignleft" width="150"] Library collections are moving from paper to cyberspace and can be accessed on a growing list of electronic devices, from iPads to Kindles.[/caption]

Virginia Tech researcher Emmanuel Frimpong and his team took two years to compile a database of biological traits of 809 U.S. freshwater fish species for a project funded in part by the U.S. Geological Survey.

But the team needed a new service at Tech's Newman library to help them honor a commitment to the USGS to make that online database available to other scientists.

"I don't think researchers...

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