Monday, July 28, 2008

Going, going, gone?

In June, I considered photographing the collection at Columbia's Medical Library. A staff librarian told me the journals had either been sent to deep storage or to the dumpster just weeks before.

This afternoon I went with my snappy camera to scout at the NYU Medical Center Library. (Pictured above.) I had been forewarned, but the empty stacks were eerie. The NYU journals were sent to the dumpster about two months ago. 

Librarians have predicted Volume will be an important document in ten years. New York, as always, is ahead of her time.