December 9, 2011
Friday Fun: Repurposing Law Reporter Volume Bindings as Carpeting
Talk about law libraries going green! How about law reporter bindings as floor covering? The below picture demonstrates how to recycle West reporters from an Artspace (New Haven, CT) exhibit called Library Science. OK, I doubt the intent of the exhibit is recycling per se except as an artistic expression utilizing no longer needed print in the Shed West Era.
Using law reporter bindings as floor covering might be a bit impractical but using them as wallpaper (literally as wall covering) might work as an expression of library science in 21st century law libraries.
PS -- In a comment to last week's Friday Fun post, Going Green by Repurposing Legal Reporter Volumes into Book Flasks, a representative of Bender Bound wrote:
We would LOVE access to free legal reporters if anyone knows of any libraries or law firms looking to get rid of them and are close to New York City.