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Re: [vox] [LUGOD] Library

On Mon, 24 Mar 2008, Jim Lowman wrote:
> The attitude of the library staff doesn't surprise me. Since I'd
> gone to UCR for three certifications (one in Unix/Linux) I was going
> to donate a number of books to the Science Library. They had a
> ho-hum attitude toward the donation, yet they had a lousy selection
> of books on computing in their collection; at least at the time that
> I made the offer.

Yeah, that's generally because librarians don't always know enough
about different subject areas. [A lot of our (UCR's) collection is
based on lists of books that faculty tells the library to get.]
Also, in UCR (and most of the UC's) cases, we have almost all of the
useful general-consumption computing books available on campus
electronically anyway, so there's really no point in wasting shelf
space on them.

Don Armstrong

Grimble left his mother in the food store and went to the launderette
and watched the clothes go round. It was a bit like colour television
only with less plot.
 -- Clement Freud _Grimble_

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu
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