Jan
7
2014

Bookless Libraries –

Robert’s Summary: My burning question is “why a physical place called a library?”. Do you know why libraries were formed and funded (public libraries) In general it was to ‘make available’ the knowledge of the time. I have no clear answers on the future of libraries, other than change will occur and they will get smaller and smaller. SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon. iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers. And hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card. Even the librarians imitate Apple’s dress code, wearing matching shirts and that standard-bearer of geek-chic, the hoodie. But this $2.3 million library might be most notable for what it does not have – any actual books. That makes Bexar County’s BiblioTech the nation’s only bookless public library, a distinction that has attracted scores of digital bookworms, plus emissaries from as far away as Hong Kong who want to learn about the idea and possibly take it home. http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/01/04/san-antonio-bookless -public-library/4310655/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=206567 Best! Robert Fletcher – CEO Linked In: www.linkedin.com/pub/robert-fletcher/27/982/5b4/ Twitter: @Robert_CEO, https://twitter.com/Robert_CEO CEO Blog: http://publishondemandglobal.com/blog/

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