Bookless Libraries?

That’s the topic of an article that appeared in Time today. There’s a trend of removing the print collections out and the study space and media in. So the question is… when you take the books out of a library, does that mean that it’s not a library anymore? Discuss.

Is a Bookless Library Still a Library? – Time

Thanks to Ronna for the link!

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I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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1 Response to Bookless Libraries?

  1. DJ says:

    As Gonzalo Garcia-Pedroso said, “Just for argument sake…
    A library is a collection of sources, resources, and services, and the structure in which it is housed; it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual.”

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2079800,00.html#ixzz1S5VNSRLd

    The library still maintains organization and retrevial of information regardless of format (electronic or book).-DJ

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