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Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library, TTU | by budrowilson
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Angelo and Jennette Volpe Library, TTU

This is the library at Tennessee Technological University.

 

I remember going to the library often when I was in high school. You'd often need to research information there for various reports. However, when going to college there, I rarely needed to research information found on its shelves (most of the relevant information could be found on the internet). At that point I mostly used it as a refuge if I needed to work on something between classes.

 

Its relevance to daily academic life is likely even less now than it was a decade ago (at least to those seeking only a bachelor's degree). I know they're in the process of destroying much of their book collection because it doesn't make sense to keep them anymore.

 

I don't necessarily think that's a shame, either. It makes much more sense to store books in the cloud and combine them with other collections so that they are accessible by everyone, not just to those who are within a close proximity to the library.

 

It's just a sign of the times, I suppose...

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Taken on January 18, 2015