Saturday, May 14, 2005

College Libraries Set Aside Books in a Digital Age

This is a very interesting article in the New York Times (free registration required). The article notes:
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 commons, a fast-spreading phenomenon that is transforming research and study on campuses around the country.
This new/changed library will contain:
"software suites" - modules with computers where students can work collaboratively at all hours - an expanded center for writing instruction, and a center for computer training, technical assistance and repair.
The original press release from UT Austin is available here.

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