Educational Technology

May 16, 2012

Law library adapts to technology after move to new building

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By Kyle Martin, Augusta Chronicle

Nancy Hunter once presided over a law library that took up half of the ninth floor of the Municipal Building and boasted thousands of volumes. Nancy Hunter has been clerk of the law library for 19 years. “It’s evolved into something different,” she said. Today, she directs attorneys to five computers and about 300 sets of bound volumes. The departure from three musty rooms adorned with portraits of judges to a box with beige carpet and harsh fluorescent lights has been tough. Hunter gave away some of the books to local attorneys before the move last year, but close to 70,000 volumes were shredded. There simply was no room and, in this digital age, no one who would buy them.

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