The Des Moines Area Community College's West Des Moines campus opened last fall with the mission to collaborate with companies to beta test education technologies. Instead of a library, the school has a resource center equipped with computer workstations that can access the Web, e-books and online journals. The resource center also houses several meeting tables, audio-visual materials and a few paper magazines — but no books. An article on Wired.com titled “Who Needs Paper? Not Iowa College” addressed the paper debate. “Electronics are perfect for journals if you are looking for a tiny piece of information, like a paragraph or a few pages,” said Bill Crumlish, library director. “But when you have a topic that requires 300 pages to develop an argument or provide a history, books are the perfect container for something that requires that depth of exposition.