A paperless library

I just came across a blog by Mary E Pearson (author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox) in which she mentions a “New England high school that was going [paper] bookless in their library.”

I can’t access the full article myself, but the picture and caption are thought-provoking

That caught my eye – this is the article she refers to (in The Boston Globe):

Welcome to the library. Say goodbye to the books.

Cushing Academy embraces a digital future

“When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books,’’ said headmaster James Tracy.“When I look at books, I see an outdated technology, like scrolls before books,’’ said headmaster James Tracy. (Mark Wilson for The Boston Globe)
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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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