The University of Texas San Antonio has opened a new engineering and technology library that boasts a collection of over 420,000 book titles -- and not a one of them in print. The new UTSA library is one of the first in the nation to go "bookless" (that is, e-books only), continuing a trend that made similar news last spring when the Stanford University's engineering library announced it would be doing away with its print book collections. From the press release:
UTSA's electronic library is catching on quickly with students, who are finding that the library staff is more available to assist them now that they don't have to circulate and reshelf books. Publications that students want to read also are more accessible because the online format allows many students to simultaneously access the same volume.Read the full release here.