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May 26, 2011

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the sixler

I had this idea for bookstores once, using RFID tags on every book to make the shelving system easy to navigate. It truly is the way of the future.

Henry

Well this is a sad and depressing reality. I do not go into libraries just to try to find one book as quickly as possible. I go into libraries for the whole experience. I walk around and poke my nose into books I wasn't even looking for. I search and use my mind to think about where the next great story I could read is. This so called modern library has taken all the joy and creative thinking that actually going to a real library provides.

the sixler

The 'library of the future' obviously isnt going to replace every single existing library. If you like browsing, there's still going to be libraries to fit your antiquated tastes.

Paul Perry

This kind of "keep the users from browsing in the stacks" is a bad thing - it destroys serendipity - and the "robotic storage" has been going on for many years, books stored in milk crate size boxes that automatically go to the loan desk. Nothing new here!

What WOULD be new, is a simulated library, so you could search the virtual shelves with a mouse & dip into the books (maybe via google books). And being virtual, there would be the option of having the virtual library books arranged by whatever system one wanted - publication date, size, Dewey etc.

g. travis regier

I wonder how long it will be before the crane malfunctions & damages/destroys thousands of irreplacable volumes.

Fred

I wonder how many thousands of irreplaceable volumes have been destroyed already by careless library patrons or employees.

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