Even though I love reading a variety of material, I don’t usually keep track of the latest developments in the library world. Thanks to Beth Transue (librarian at Messiah College) for pointing out this article about a recent ruling that might have life-changing impact on libraries and students! Here is a quick synopsis from the article:
The takeaway is that libraries may not be able to loan out books that were manufactured outside the United States, and students may not be able to buy or sell used textbooks. As Smith and others point out, there are dissenting opinions in the case, and perhaps the ruling will be challenged again in the future. But nonetheless this court ruling creates a potentially awful situation for higher education.
Read the rest here for the details.