Next Generation Libraries A view from 60,000 feet
Future: Spaces make placesWhen we think about the next generation libraries we must think about the kinds of spaces to which people are drawn and the well-developed technology infrastructures withinThe Free Library is remaking its Library on 19th and Vine – what are the major considerations?The library brand is still books but what will the “book” look like in 10 years?How does the soaring use of varying technologies impact library decisions?
Grand Spaces - SingaporeThis library incorporated boththe National Library plus theSingapore Central Library. Thebuilding consists of two blockswhich house the librarycollections and provide space forother public activities, includinga 615-seat theatre. The site areais 122,000 square feet and thegross floor area is about 633,000square feet
Library /Book VendingAutomated book dispenser: a vending machine for books, or a biblio-ATMPatrons walk up to the dispenser, swipe their library card, and choose from 450 books/cds/DVDsMachine spits out the book, which is due back on the same schedule as other itemsReturn book to the dispenser or a branch.
Free Library “Hot Spots”Why Where Philadelphians living in some Audenried Charter High School neighborhoods that lack free and 3301 Tasker Street reliable connections to computer Heavenly Hall Annex technology and high-speed internet 4015 Poplar Street now have access to resources and Institute for the Development of services provided by five Free Library African-American Youth technology Hot Spots. These bring 2221 North Broad Street computer classes and access to the Mercy Neighborhood Ministries latest software, technological 1939 W. Venango Street resources, and the internet to The Village of Arts and community centers in Philadelphia. Humanities 2544 Germantown Avenue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2vrkDH7WU&feat