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A Launch Of The Bookless Library


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#16    little_dreamer

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:53 PM

I think there will always be a demand for good or classic paper books.  Some are quite collectible and attractive, especially old expensive antique books with fancy binding and illustrations.

I'm guessing quite a few of the e-books are filler (mediocre novels, technical books that always being revised).   I have read a few books online though.

It would be nice to have access to electronic reference material if I were a doctor or lawyer.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

View Postlittle_dreamer, on 17 January 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

I think there will always be a demand for good or classic paper books.  Some are quite collectible and attractive, especially old expensive antique books with fancy binding and illustrations.

I'm guessing quite a few of the e-books are filler (mediocre novels, technical books that always being revised).   I have read a few books online though.

It would be nice to have access to electronic reference material if I were a doctor or lawyer.

You said it...

I don't think books are going anywhere soon.  I couldn't stand thinking about old books being recycled or burned (Fahrenheit 451 come to mind?)...
One, there's far too many of them to sit there and scan them all into digital format and two, the rare books and materials that are in archives probably wouldn't stand up to being scanned anyway so they will be well kept.  Also, a book is far easier on the eyes than looking at a computer screen for the time it takes to read.  At our college library, we just have a computer lab and reference area in thinking that ebooks/ejournals could be used for research and online books and classes be used on them.  It works out for the most part (whenever students aren't on Facebook) in that students have a central place to come and do their classwork in a quiet environment.

I saw someone mention the grumpy old lady librarian... well, I'm no lady but grump and old, yes... :) and I do keep the tradition of shushing loud students and reminding of overdue materials here at our college library.


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

I wish my customer could read the thread and buy some books from me :(

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