university libraries

Yale gets into the VHS age

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Yale University Library and its Information Technology Services division has now assembled, as part of its Film Study Center’s Video Collection, an archive of over 6500 VHS tapes that form a homage to the age of scuzz. Thanks to the diligent work of Yale librarian David Gary, scholars and [...]

Purdue reveals an alarming future for academia with Amazon?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 16, 2014 // 3 Comments

Purdue University has announced some bright news for its students – provided they are prepared to tie themselves to Amazon. They now haveĀ “the opportunity to save up to 30 percent – or $6 million – a year on textbooks” thanks to “the Purdue Student Store on [...]

New academic libraries: Grad fabs of the ebook era

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 10, 2013 // 4 Comments

A recent article by Claire Shaw in the UK Guardian Higher Education Network purports to lay bare how “University libraries are shaping the future of learning and research.” And although the article doesn’t claim at any level deeper than the subtitle that libraries are actually [...]

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