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Electronic vs. Paper Books in SF Library

January 26, 1997

Electronic vs. Paper Books in SF Library

The New York Times chronicles the debate between electronic and paper books in an article about the new San Francisco Public Library. Critics complained that the library sacrificed too much book space for computer terminals and too many books for online information, lamenting as well the end of the traditional card catalogue that has marked a move to the information age for many libraries.