Monday, December 19, 2011

Not Worried About Circulation | all these birds with teeth: this is not about science.

Not Worried About Circulation | all these birds with teeth: this is not about science.


The shocking truth about print books: 49% of our stacks has never circulated since 1996. #academiclibraries #printbooks
 
This tweet came through the other day, and frankly it didn’t bother me the way it used to. It leans on a little bit by Raganathan’s first law, which is “Books are for use.” If they’re not being used, then why keep them? I like to make the argument that we can’t always anticipate how things will be used by others. Consider Mendelssohn’s “rediscovery” of Bach. Books are not just for current use, but they easily translate into future use. [For more, please click the headline above.]


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