Bibliophiles and phobes

A learned reader from a university in the great city of Melbourne responds to DVC Marnie Hughes Warrington’s lament for the loss of loved books in the ANU flood (CMM yesterday). “I would rather have her than our management which has no problem weeding our print collection extensively, brutally, in order to create ‘more inviting student places’ and instead purchasing e-books, well not purchasing them, we rent them, because not all our electronic resources are owned in perpetuity – unlike our print books.”


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