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Barbara Lindsey

Stanford Ushers In The Age Of Bookless Libraries : NPR - 0 views

  • For years, students have had to search through volume after volume of books before finding the right formula — but no more. Josephine says that "with books being digitized and available through full text search capabilities, they can find that formula quite easily."
  • Keller expects that, eventually, there won't be any books on the shelves at all.
  • Given the nature of engineering, that actually comes in handy. Engineering uses some basic formulas but is generally a rapidly changing field — particularly in specialties such as software and bioengineering. Traditional textbooks have rarely been able to keep up.
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  • "It allows our faculty to change examples," he says," to put in new homework problems ... and lectures and things like that in almost a real-time way.
  • According to a survey by the Association of Research Libraries, American libraries are spending more of their money on electronic resources and less on books.
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