hey UQ, libraries are supposed to have books in them! (and librarians)

rumour has it that the UQ libraries, particularly the biological sciences library, are pulping a large number of books to make way for more computers, or because they can't afford to employ staff to maintain the books (it's a bit unclear)

"according to a librarian from the biological sciences library 38,000 books have so far been taken from the library and PULPED, and this is continuing at a rate of 80 wheelie bins per day!"

i think this is a case of some very skewed priorities given how much money they've spent tarting the place up with recent renovations, now they have heaps of colourful bookshelves, soon to be rather lacking in anything to put on them.

here's their suggestions page