University Library Gets Rid Of The Books
from the those-old-paper-things? dept
It's not quite as drastic as the headline would have you believe, but the removal of all books from a University of Texas at Austin library to make room for a more digital friendly study space is turning some heads. The books aren't being ditched. They're just moving to other libraries. Really, all that's happening is the University has decided that this particular library can be converted into a study area -- with an emphasis on digital connectivity and information, rather than a place to store books. However, on a symbolic level, it's making people think about the future of the library as a place to find books -- and whether or not that's an obsolete idea.