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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Welch Medical Library moving to digital model

The William H. Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, will close its doors to patrons on January 1, 2012. But the library as an information resource is not closing; it is just moving completely online. The transition, 10 years in the making, is an inevitable acknowledgment of the dwindling use of the 81-year-old library's 45,000-square-foot building and its 400,000 physical volumes, according to Nancy K. Roderer, the library's director

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