Friday, October 29, 2010

New Library, No Books

The University of Texas at San Antonio opened a new Applied Engineering and Technology Library that has no any printed books in its collections. Instead of storing physical volumes, the library offers to students electronic resources, including 425,000 e-books and 18,000 e-journals subscriptions. (A lot of e-books!)
The new library space can accommodate eighty people, includes ten desktop computers (not so many, assuming that their students use laptops), a printer, a scanner, and five large LCD screens. To support team study sessions, the library also provides a series of study niches and three group study rooms equipped with whiteboards. (This is the new "normal.")
Love it!

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