"Old and Worn Out Question" from 1883 Is Still All Too Familiar

David Null, our UW-Madison University Archivist shared this familiar sounding passage from the University Press dated Jan. 27, 1883:

Why don’t students make more use of the libraries? This is an old and worn-out question, but for all that is of practical interest to us. …Comparatively few of the students know the opportunities afforded them by our University library; they don’t even know what periodicals and papers are at their disposal.

If this was an “old and worn-out question” 123 years ago, what does that make it today?