Vermont State University has abandoned plans to go all virtual in its libraries, VTDigger reported. Earlier versions of the plan eliminated the books and all librarians from five campuses and drew widespread criticism.
The new plan is to keep about 30,000 books, or about 10 percent of what the university currently has.
The university “will maintain volumes that have been accessed or checked out between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2022 and have been deemed academically valuable by the academic department chairs and the provost,” according to the new plan. The university will also keep a small collection of “popular, casual, reading books” and children’s books in the libraries, administrators wrote.
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