Does Self-Checkout Make Libraries Less Friendly?

Seattlest – “Our evidence: right around the time we switched to the University branch, self-checkout appeared in the library. There were hitches — we had a particularly memorable experience where it took us 10 minutes and the help of two staff members to check out seven pieces of library material. But self-checkout improved, and we no longer got to chat with librarians or staff members as they scanned our books.”

Love the robot pic.

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  1. heidi go seek - July 31, 2007

    Does Self-Checkout Make Libraries Less Friendly?…

    Originally found via Library Stuff is this blog post through Seattlest, Does Self-Checkout Make Libraries Less Friendly? *sigh* This is one of those issues with me that drives me nuts. I will forewarn you that this post will probably make……

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