Welcome to E-Research Library, a new blog examining the shift from print to digital libraries.  This blog will document ongoing research by Geneva Henry and Lisa Spiro of Rice University into the feasability of establishing an all-digital library.  Our research begins with a thought experiment: if you were establishing a new academic library, how would you do it?  Would the library’s collections be primarily digital, print, or some combination? Our research, which is sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), will examine the technical, social, legal and economic issues bound up in the idea of an all-digital academic library.

[Post updated 12/18/2008]