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Month: February 2013

Please: don’t return your books

So, I’m at code4lib 2013 right now, where side conversations and informal exchanges tend to be the most interesting part. Last night I had an conversation with the inimitable Michael B. Klein, and after complaining about faculty members that keep books out for decades at a time, we ended up asking a simple question: How much more shelving would we need if everyone returned their books? Assuming we could get them all checked in and such, well, where would we put them? I’m looking at this in the simplest, most conservative way possible: Assume they’re all paperbacks, so we don’t…

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