Help me save the books . . .
January 15, 2014 10:15 AM Subscribe
I am involved in fighting a local school library that would like to go "all digital," meaning they'd like to stop purchasing physical books and magazines and rely instead entirely on Google and various databases for student research. Not just that, but the plan is eventually to get rid of the remaining books (!), so in the end there'll be nothing but computer workstations remaining.
Can you help supply me with arguments why this would be a bad idea? The proponents of the measure claim that digital books offer everything that physical books do . . . only they're better! I can't help being skeptical.
posted by Opengreen to Education (31 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I am interested if possible in cases where libraries went all or mostly digital and regretted it.
I know a lot of people would say, "Why does it have to be one or the other? Why can't it be both?" But they're mad! They're irretrievably stuck on the concept of ALL digital.
Please help, Metafilter!