The Spirit of Sustainability: print or digital, which is “greener”?

When we published the Encyclopedia of Sustainability in 2012, a librarian wrote, “That goes against the spirit of sustainability.” I got a similar response this week, so I want to explain why we publish in print and online, and why online is not “green.” An ebook probably kills more trees through deforestation than an equivalent print book, and

By |2019-12-12T12:04:40-05:00December 12th, 2019|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Beautiful serendipity

I talk now and then about the pleasures of wandering in the library stacks, and about how there's just not the same serendipity online, but living in a small town far from a university, it's a long time since I have actually been in the stacks. But last weekend I went to see my daughter at

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