10.0618 libraries & print

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 20:31:33 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 618.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Haradda@aol.com (10)
Subject: Re: 10.0611 libraries not the culprit

I do not see libraries rushing to throw out the printed page. I think that
they (for the most part) are very stuck in the mud of the past. Almost every
time I go looking for a particular book or a journal article I find that I
have to request a interlibrary loan. And the libraries that have them are
fewer in number each year. Every year the journals that are available are
fewer in number. No budget they keep saying to me. We can only have the
essential books and journals. And the ones that you want are not
"essential". But they don't seem to be putting the money into electronic
media or computers. I have a policy of donating CDROMS to the libraries
that I use. So that others may share in the resources that are available.
But I find that they go unused much to often.