I had tea yesterday with a long-time Medieval Studies/English Literature faculty member here. She has always been a heavy user of the library and a real supporter of everything we do. She’s actually retired but still doing a lot of things in the English Department on a part-time basis. Yesterday, she turned to me and asked earnestly, “why is the library going so electronic in everything it does?”

How would you answer that question?

2 Comments on “Why?”

  1. Matthew says:

    Sustainability. To not locate library services in a place, but provide them to a common community at the time and in the place that suits them best.

  2. Steven Harris says:

    Interestingly, there’s a piece in ars technica that addresses some of these issues: http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/future-u-library-3-0-has-more-resources-greater-challenges

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