Libraries v. Publishing Houses: The future of e-book lending

For this Throwback Thursday (TBT) I wanted to share with you something I wrote in grad school in 2016. I know, I know. Why on earth would anyone want to read a boring grad school paper? Well, it’s about libraries and books, so it’s kind of relevant to what this blog is all about, i.e. “Coffee.Books.TV.Wanderlust.” I got great feedback on the paper, and my professor even turned it into an article that she shared on her own blog about cyberethics. To entice you further, here’s a short excerpt:

I got great feedback on the paper, and my professor even turned it into an article that she shared on her own blog about cyberethics. To entice you further, here’s a short excerpt:

Libraries are an important institution in our society, and they deserve a chance to continue to grow and serve their communities in the Digital Age, just like any other organization. To let them crumble would be a detriment to our culture. To emphasize my point, this quote by author Libba Bray seems especially appropriate:

The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts to the world beyond our front doors, that is one of our best hopes against tyranny, xenophobia, hopelessness, despair, anarchy, and ignorance.

I appreciate the support and/or feedback of anyone who would like to
read the rest of my article

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