This paper seeks to review Cushing Academy's recent decision to withdraw the majority of its print book collection in favor of electronic books.
The paper is designed to conjure thoughts regarding the role of books and their digital future, particularly in light of the Kindle and Google Books project.
The paper suggests that eliminating print books from a secondary school library may not serve well students who go on to attend universities where print books predominate.
The paper calls attention to the challenges libraries and institutions face in transitioning to electronic books.
Medeiros, N. (2010), "Books, books everywhere, but nary a one in print: Cushing Academy eliminates print books from its library", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 26 No. 1, pp. 5-7. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650751011018446
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