New on LLRX – A national digital library endowment

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 12, 2013

Via LLRX.comA national digital library endowment: How America’s billionaires could be modern Carnegies for realDavid H. Rothman discusses how e-books, collections of electrons, not atoms, come with special advantages. They eliminate physical-shelving costs and are especially useful for blind people and others with special needs. Digital technology can also help multiply the selection of books for residents of small towns as well as large cities with underfunded neighborhood library branches. This technology can likewise drive down the costs of providing best-sellers and help with popularizing authoritative information on key issues such as health and finance.

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