This death of the library post bewails…well, a lot of things, really. The makeover of traditional monumental/civic spaces into more modern, minimalist/cafe spaces, along with some associated concept that everything we ever know and love and value about libraries is going away. It seems to me there are three separate threads in this article, and [...]
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June 12th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized
June 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Uncategorized
In Do Open Academic Libraries Need Academic Librarians over at ACRLog, StevenB brings up MIT OpenCourseWare and its kin, notes the People’s Library set up outside the (closed past 8pm) CalState library by students who need a place to study (…ah, California, you were so hospitable to open-air spaces), and asks questions about what constitutes [...]