Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Afterlife of Books

Sometimes a library has to get rid of a book.  Maybe it is worn out.  Maybe there is a newer edition.  Maybe it is a 1988 manual on word processing and no one would look at it on a bet.

What happens to those books afterwards?  It's nice to think they go on to A Better Place.  And sometimes they do.  Sometimes people find a way to reuse them.  See this wonderful article in Colleges and Research Libraries News on the RE:BOOK Contest.  (Okay, this is the 2012 poster.  I couldn't find a copy of the 2013 poster that would load.  But the new one is in the article.)

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