Monday, January 03, 2011

Death by Irony: How Librarians Killed the Academic Library

A satire by Brian T. Sullivan

"Insensible of mortality, and desperately mortal."

The academic library has died. Despite early diagnosis, audacious denial in the face of its increasingly severe symptoms led to its deterioration and demise. The academic library died alone, largely neglected and forgotten by a world that once revered it as the heart of the university. On its deathbed, it could be heard mumbling curses against Google and something about a bygone library guru named Ranganathan.

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