From colleagues at the University of Toronto: "I am writing to you because I had the opportunity to read the email that you and your colleagues circulated about the shocking situation at the Fine Arts Library at your university. Myself and my colleagues, Elisa Sze and Kathleen Scheaffer, are academic librarians employed at the Inforum… Continue reading From Colleagues at the University of Toronto
Remote Storage Sean Ripple, former curator at the Contemporary Austin, has an exhibition up now at Dirty Dark Place in Kyle titled "Remote Storage", which aims to bring attention to the dismantling of the Fine Arts Library. "For REMOTE STORAGE, Ripple has made a triptych peasant scene or genre view for the internet-enabled age, using… Continue reading Remote Storage Exhibition
Destroying the Gutenberg Galaxy of Books Will Leave a Black Hole We Are Losing a Generation Taylor - The Eliminationists
The Hidden Cost of E-Books at University Libraries These 9 Studies Show Why Print Is Better Students Learn More Effectively from Print Than Screens Academic Libraries Aren't Just Expensive Vanity Projects 92% of College Students Prefer Print Books to E-books Why Print and Electronic Resources Are Essential Learning More from Print
UT students, faculty protest removal of books from Fine Arts library Relocation, Relocation, Relocation Library Faces Unpleasant Future The Libraries Must be Preserved - The Daily Texan UT Library Dismantled Dallas Morning News - Demise of FAL Sans Cowl - ArtForum Florida Polytechnic University Opens With a "Bookless" Library UT Students Won't Give Up -… Continue reading News Links
FAL_Zine.TruthsandLies.1 Truths? More like a whole lot of lies. Feel free to add your own opinions in the comments section. Every voice deserves to be heard.
Starving the Beast Trailer "This documentary examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America’s public universities. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the beneficiary of a… Continue reading Starving the Beast