Good news

And so I can add another to the tag ‘unbunnedness’…a nice article on  the value of great academic librarians.   It includes nods to a couple of books I’d like to read.   Namely, Marilyn Johnson’s This Book Is Overdue! How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (HarperCollins, 2010) and Robert Darnton’s The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future (PublicAffairs, 2009).  Although, I side more with the comment by mbelvadi (May 21, 2010 at 02:41 pm)regarding  the tired issue of the value of the smell of books, I do agree with the  Benton’s conclusion that the major point is that (quoting Darnton):

“Libraries were never warehouses of books. They have been and always will be centers of learning. Their central position in the world of learning makes them ideally suited to mediate between the printed and the digital modes of communication.”

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