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NE Boarding School library goes digital – with Kindle

Interesting article in USA today about the Cushing Academy, a New England Boarding School, that has bypassed the print library for a digital one, using the Kindle.  Here’s a couple of quotes from the Headmaster, Jim Tracy.

“It was really to save libraries five, 10, 15 years down the road,” he says. “What the students are telling us is: ‘We’re not using the print books. You can keep giving them to us, but they’re just going to collect dust.’ So we’re saying, ‘Let’s be honest: Let’s give them the best electronic information available.’ ”

Actually, he says, he has hired more librarians to help students navigate the electronic stacks and tell “what is valuable information or reliable from what is junk.”

There are tons of comments on the article, which are always just as fun to read.