Saturday, October 24, 2020

Chengdu library, China


Chengdu library, China


Joe said...

How are you supposed to get to most of the books?

Tom Hickey said...

At the Library of Congress and the British library, you'd find the materials you wanted in the card catalogue and then submit a request at the desk and they would soon be delivered to you. It was all manual then, and you didn't see the extensive stacks and didn't have access to them.

The beauty of this arrangement is using books as wall paper instead of stacks that no one but librarians and those with special access can view.

I am sure there is a delivery system in place, probably digitized, but I don't know what it is. Anyone? I am curious too.

Joe said...

Like one of those 2-axid arm thingamajigs in the soda machine that gets your soda for you... or maybe jet packs.

Peter Pan said...

An e-reader and an internet connection.