August 24, 2012
By Ioan Sucia | TeleRead
The future of the university library is up in the air, literally in the cloud. At a time when cloud computing and digital distributions are on the rise, academic publishers and some of the nation’s biggest booksellers have been slow to adapt.
The most recent bankruptcy filing by Borders is the latest example. Booksellers and lenders risk sliding into obscurity as digital editions become ubiquitious.
University libraries, with their vast collections and back catalogs, are a critical link in the academic publishing cycle and the distribution of scholarly writing. Without them, the integrity and availability of textbooks, research articles, reference texts and other scholarly texts may be threatened. Read More...