U.T. library ditches “treeware”*

U.T. at Austin, home to a rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible and many contemporary authors‘ archives, plans to remove all the books from its undergraduate library and replace them with “‘software suites’ — modules with computers where students can work collaboratively at all hours — an expanded center for writing instruction, and a center for computer training, technical assistance and repair.” (Via .)

* In ebook circles, the disdainful name for books that are “physically printed on dead trees, rather than being digitally represented as phosphors on a screen.” (Via Bookninja.)


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