Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bad Robot

I am sure to join the ranks of many others in the "blogosphere" who will villify the San Fransisco State University Library for removing most of its book collection and moving it to a storage facility. The books will still be accessible, via electronic request, by a robotic arm. I disagree that browsing, and serendipity, can be accomplished electronically as well as it can by walking through open stacks. You can't thumb through a book based only on its catalogue record. Read more in the New York Times.

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