Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Bookless library? The Paperless Office?

Thanks to Bob Walter of Pittsburg State University, I've been made aware of the Chronicle of Higher Education piece (17 min) on the future of libraries. This is an AUDIO piece:

http://chronicle.com/media/audio/v55/i14/techtherapy/

"...So long as there's a librarian in it, it's a library...that's what makes it distinct." and "There's room for all of these [technologies, humans, books]."

Thus our "Librarians on the Loose" program in Andover.

A couple of websites for the Goucher Athenaeum (for the visuals):

From the architect: http://www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek07/0629/0629d_goucher.cfm

From the College library website: http://www.goucher.edu/x17081.xml

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