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BiblioTech: The First All-Digital Public Library in U.S. Opens One Week From Today in Bexar County, Texas | LJ INFOdocket

BiblioTech: The First All-Digital Public Library in U.S. Opens One Week From Today in Bexar County, Texas | LJ INFOdocket | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
BiblioTech: First All-Digital Public #Library in U.S. Opens This Saturday in Bexar County, Texas http://t.co/ZanlwV5IwW #libraries

 

Bibilotech, the first all-digital public library in the U.S. opens one week from today (September 14, 2014) in Bexar County (San Antonio), Texas. 

 

The library has been offering library card registration for a few weeks via their web site.

According to the web site, BiblioTech will offer materials from:

eBooks from 3M Cloud Library (10,000 titles at launch)Audiobooks from One-Click DigitalLanguage instruction from Mango

The library also offers:

500 e-readers (100 pre-loaded enhanced e-readers for children) 50 computer stations, 25 laptops and 25 tablets to use on-site

BiblioTech provides access to a large selection of reference and article databases via TexShare from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Sadly, these resources are poorly marked on the library’s web site. They deserve enumeration and explanation not to mention making them easier to find in the first place.

We also hope BiblioTech does better discovering and organizing high-quality open web resources that are often free to access and use. At the moment, only four resources are listed and two of them are listed incorrectly."

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Description of the content and some shortfalls that need to be addressed!

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The Town that Turned Its Walmart into a Library - TIME

The Town that Turned Its Walmart into a Library - TIME | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

After the superstore changed locations, this Texas town turned the space into a 124,500 square foot library.
By AMY FRIEDMAN

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/07/09/the-town-that-turned-its-walmart-into-a-library/#ixzz206sRb0dO

 

"Have you ever walked into a Super Wal-Mart, looked around at the warehouse full of everything you could ever need and thought, “Wow, I'd really love to plop down here and study for a few hours”?

 

Check out the new library designed space: http://www.psfk.com/2012/06/abandoned-wal-mart-transformend-into-a-beautifully-designed-library.html#ixzz1zZavQETZ

 

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Bookless libraries? - discussion on International Librarians Network

"Most of us working in libraries are increasingly working with electronic resources alongside with, or even instead of, traditional print books. The academic library sector in particular is moving away from print collections."

 

The BiblioTech in Texas: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22160990#?utm_source=feedly

 

"What do you think? We’d love to know what’s happening in libraries in your sector, in your country? What is the balance between print and online at your library? Have you tried something like this? What did your community of users say? Let us know by commenting here, or join in the conversation on twitter using #interlibnet

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Questions for a discussion about bookless libraries on the International Librarians Network

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