Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:06 PM
Yes, pleased your library was saved, Roguemonk.
My own conversion to digital texts really began in 1999, when I took a year sabbatical to teach in three different places overseas. I couldn't take my physical library with me. I found I couldn't buy English fiction for pleasure reading overseas. Finally, my students had to pay an arm and a leg for textbooks: textbook cost + exchange rate + shipping cost + [value added] tax = too much to afford!
The final straw was when I then left my position of a decade in MN to move to Florida. Even after selling/giving/trading 1/3 of my library, I still had to move 26 boxes of books—into a house that had no room for them.
Accordance, you are a lifesaver [and a backsaver!]. My physical library has been reduced to what I need to serve as a really nice backdrop for our "Lighting the Lamp" podcasts.
Timothy P. Jenney, Ph. D.
"Lighting the Lamp" Host and Producer
Academic Licensing Assistant
iMac: Late 2014 27" 5k display, 4.0 GHz quad core i7, 24 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096 MB, OSX 10.11, El Capitan
MBP: Early 2011 17" MBP (8,3), 2.3 GHz quad core i7, 16 GB RAM, 480 SSD + 1.5 TB HD, AMD Radeon HD 6750M, OSX 10.11, El Capitan
iPhone 6 plus: 64 GB, iOS 9.0.2