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The Plugged-In Library of the Future | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

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If you thought the success of the iPad, the Kindle, and Google Books had resolved whether electronic books did the job of physical books, forget that ...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 5, 2013 8:32 AM

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I wouldn’t think of even expressing an opinion on whether these writers are correct, but it’s for sure the people building the just-opened James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University see things differently.


Its creators say the Hunt will be “nothing less than the best learning and collaboration space in the country” as it opens.

And it’s a closed-stack library.


I have myself yelled loudly against the very concept of closed stacks, and others are raising the same issue about the New York Public Library, so when I got the chance to wander around the James B. Hunt Library with the people behind the design of its systems, I jumped.This video gives a sense of what I saw."

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The Plugged-In Library of the Future | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

The Plugged-In Library of the Future | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
If you thought the success of the iPad, the Kindle, and Google Books had resolved whether electronic books did the job of physical books, forget that ...

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 5, 2013 8:32 AM

"

I wouldn’t think of even expressing an opinion on whether these writers are correct, but it’s for sure the people building the just-opened James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University see things differently.


Its creators say the Hunt will be “nothing less than the best learning and collaboration space in the country” as it opens.

And it’s a closed-stack library.


I have myself yelled loudly against the very concept of closed stacks, and others are raising the same issue about the New York Public Library, so when I got the chance to wander around the James B. Hunt Library with the people behind the design of its systems, I jumped.This video gives a sense of what I saw."