Metalogger

September 8, 2010

Oh dear! What half a million books thrown on the floor by an earthquake looks like

Filed under: Uncategorized — Neil Godfrey @ 12:36 pm

Christchurch, New Zealand, recently experienced a 7+ earthquake. A friend who works in the University of Canterbury library sent me this link to show what half a million books look like when thrown on the floor – – – http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/photos.shtml

The problem was that the building was deliberately designed to sway in an earthquake. Now whoever thought of that idea obviously hated librarians and/or libraries.

Is this a good argument to digitize everything? Hoo boy!