[snca-list] FW: [NEAdiscuss] Cushing Academy is getitng rid of all its books!
mbperez at uncc.edu
Fri Sep 4 09:49:48 EDT 2009
Sent to me by New England Archivists discussion group.
Madeleine Bagwell Perez
University Archives - J. Murrey Atkins Library
Below is a link to a story in today's Boston Globe that just horrified
me. Cushing Academy, a prep school in central Massachusetts, is getting
rid of all its books (except the children's books and valuable
antiques--go figure) in favor of going completely--and I mean
COMPLETElY--digital. They're not supplementing the books--they're
getting rid of all of them. Amazing. They are, however, installing a
coffee shop where the reference desk used to be.
Astounding. Or am I overreacting here? I don't think so, but... I
skimmed through the comments on the article and most of them feel the
same way I do.
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