Rachel Henry, fellow campus web geek (she’s Academics here at Poly) sent me the following email:
My sister sent this article about a library that got rid of its books, and I thought it might be of interest for your blog.
And she was right. It is of interest. Libraries are going through a metamorphosis right now, from easy-to-grok changes like yes — you can eat and drink at the library to hard-to-fathom scenarios such as removing books. This article is a little misleading in that it seems as if they are taking literature and scholarly work out of the picture, but they’re not. They’re offering it in a different format. Whether or not it will work, only time will tell. But you can bank on the face of libraries today being very different from that of the future.Thanks for the link Rachel.