Future Trends in Libraries
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Future Trends in Libraries
What will libraries of the future look like? This channel aims to compile articles addressing this question.
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The global rise of the super library

The global rise of the super library | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Seattle Central, Kanazawa Umimirai, Spijkenisse and Birmingham super-libraries explored (Crack open the Borges. Five non-imaginary libraries to ignite flights of fancy.) As the £189m Library of Birmingham opens its doors, it joins a new breed of international "super library". Architecture, design and technology are changing the way the library functions as a space. They have evolved to reflect modern attitudes to books, and how people consume the written word. With The Culture Show architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff, BBC Arts explores five of the world's most impressive public libraries.

Via Karen du Toit, KrisPaterson
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A brief review of super libraries around the world in the wake of the opening of the library of Birmingham.

Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:01 AM
5 Super Libraries!
KrisPaterson's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:24 AM

Some beautiful and inspiring spaces to read, meet and connect. What great books will be written inside these spaces, I wonder?

wildswans's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:34 PM

Absolutely love the "book hill". What fasinates me is how relationships between the outside space and inside space is interpreted. A book opens up a whole new world - therefore the inside is bigger than the ouside. And perhaps, interior physical spaces should also create that kind of expansive feeling, which draws people in.

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UTS library goes underground with robotics - CIO Magazine

UTS library goes underground with robotics - CIO Magazine | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
There's a technological change happening in libraries that is transforming the way those sources of information are being used.
Via Guus van den Brekel, Karen du Toit
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This sounds similar to what the University of Chicago has done. The library of the future better have a big budget.

Karen du Toit's comment, December 11, 2012 11:37 AM
The library of the future!