Posted by: bluesyemre | January 23, 2014

What the Library of the Future Will Look Like

  • No longer a warehouse for barely touched tomes, the Chattanooga Public Library has embraced 3-D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines, and, above all, interaction. Forget what you know about the library of the 20th century. You know, those dark places with clunky microform machines fossilizing in the basement and with rows of encyclopedias standing, perfectly alphabetized, in denial of their obsolescence. Forget all of that: The library as a warehouse of information is an outdated concept. The library of the 21st century is a community workshop, a hub filled with the tools of the knowledge economy.

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  1. Reblogged this on Butterfly Tales and commented:
    Harrowingly disturbing. Please show your love to your local library.

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