Bronwyn's Library Blog

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Sign of the Times...?

College Libraries Set Aside Books In a Digital Age smirks the New York Times ... "Students attending the University of Texas at Austin will find something missing from the undergraduate library this fall. ... Books. ...By mid-July, the university says, almost all of the library's 90,000 volumes will be dispersed to other university collections to clear space for a 24-hour electronic information..." Did they throw the books out? No. The librarians, like all of us, were serving the customer just as we have always done. If the customer prefers a particular atyle of search or a particular medium, we cater. Doom and gloom and the end of the book, it most definitely is not.


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