This story from the News & Observer of Raleigh has some lovely up-to-date images. The Hunt is already an amazing place, and I’ll have much more to share about it now that it’s open and I can work with it and see how well it does what it sets out to do. But again: in the new information economy, the first thing that gets everybody’s attention is that it will have closed stacks. As the claim makes clear, library designers think about the library as a place where people work and create together, with access to both physical books and electronic information. It’s not a big box of books.
Like I said, lots more to come. Thanks to Maurice York, IT director,Kristin Antelman, assoc. director for the digital library, Patrick Deaton, assoc. director for learning spaces and capital management, and Wayne Clark, whose title is, seriously, Associate Research Director for the Institute for Next Generation IT Systems (ITng) within the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University.
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