- Books are likely to remain in libraries for a long time, but the ways students access information are becoming more diverse.
- EdTech showcases how San Francisco State University, Stanford University and the University of Chicago are using robots and other new technology to keep up with the times.
- In some cases, book storage has become a separate, warehouse-like space altogether.
From the article:
For many students and faculty, the campus library is the core of the learning environment on campus. The role of the library hasn't changed much, but the technology is evolving constantly. The presence of physical books is consistent in nearly all libraries, and that won't be changing in the near future, according to The New York Times.
Carole Wedge, president of Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson & Abbott, an architecture firm in Boston that has redesigned dozens of college libraries for the computer age, said most were built "as boxes to house print collections." ...