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What's interesting today

The Chronicle: In the 21st-Century University, Let’s Ban (Paper) Books
OK, I know this is an opinion piece but this goes beyond rose-colored glasses and into pipe dream. There are so many other issues with this but I think the biggest one is summed up in this comment. Let’s not even talk about problems around hardware, software, file formats, connectivity, digital divide and as one commenter noted, even availability of electricity.

In the Library With the Lead Pipe: Renovation as a Catalyst for Change
Two academic libraries that have to close entirely for renovation projects are taking advantage of that to rethink how they operate. Very cool.

 

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  1. Hi Alison – Thanks for the link to our Lead Pipe post! I’m not too far from Baltimore myself (York, PA) – perhaps our paths will cross at some point. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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