Monthly Archives May 2014

Paper or electronic journals?

Hospitals are not alone in having to come to terms with the volume of space occupied by paper records.  Shops, banks, armed services, schools, and libraries are all facing the same issues.  The Bodleian library in Oxford, simultaneously blessed and cursed by being a copyright library and therefore entitled to receive a copy of every book published in England, exploded, almost literally, in 2010 when it moved a huge store of books to an industrial estate in Swindon, as described here.  The number of pieces of paper in the form of books, journals and files of various kinds is growing
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