Tag Archives: Academic Libraries

The trouble with books

While picking up books…again..after the recent quakes, I had time to reflect on the 0n the value of  electronic collections, where there are no shelves to rattle, no journals to spill, no books to fall. Wouldn’t it be nice…I thought. But.. it’s not … Continue reading

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Where are we going?

…and how will we know when we get there? Libraries as we know them, have changed over the past 10 years or so. In fact, theyhaven’t stopped changing since the first Mechanics Institute and Exchange Libraries were introduced in New … Continue reading

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Libraries in time and space

 Libraries have changed. Academic Libraries perhaps more than most. Gone are the ‘good old days’ when turning a page too loudly would invoke a raised finger and a well-practiced “Shhh”. The academic Library is now a learning space, somewhere to access resources (print, and increasingly electronic), … Continue reading

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