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Arthur Symonds Said

January 5, 2006

AB Bookman’s Weekly is closing. I will miss it when or if I ever go back to working in a special collections again. A product of an era that seems to have left us. We have Google and we have a plethora of other search engines, online databases for access, Amazon’s and other’s, “search inside the book” features and the ubiquitous digitization of rare books and archival collections that, on the surface, seem to render the need to have special publications and physical exhibits.

I applaud the technology and lament the fact that we can’t have both.

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