Eric Wainwright writes reflectively and interestingly about the future of the academic library. [PDF]

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Oct 11, 2004
Thom Hickey

Good paper. I was struck by one of their plans: 'Remove a high proportion of the existing print collection to storage or discard', although that's not far from what is happening at OSU.

Although mentioned, the centralization that occurs with digitization is glossed over.

Certainly doesn't sound like traditional cataloging has much of a role in their plans. Seems as though his expectations for electronic books are rather high.

--Th