Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Bookstores and information services

couple of things from the department of coincidences:


Monday night's ABC news in Canberra had a report on how bookstores are changing, which is now (three days after broadcast) online. It included interviews with the managers of two of the biggest non-chain bookstores who said that while sales are down, maintaining ambience and having helpful staff seemed to help.

Interestingly, one bookshop, Smith's, said they'd applied for a liquor licence for their in-store coffee shop ...

University Information Services

Today's SMH had a slightly emotional front page report on how UNSW are reducing their book holdings and making space in libraries to provide laptop workspaces for students

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