Libraries’s Future is about People (AND A BIG ROBOT)

Social Informatics: HCI & Libraries

http://datasearch.uts.edu.au/fmu/news-events/masterplan/news-detail.cfm?ItemId=32365

As part of the University of Technology, Sydney’s (UTS) master plan upgrade of facilities, “UTS’s Library of the Future” will incorporate a robotic Library Retrieval System (LRS), which will be built under building 2. The LRS will hold roughly one million books and items from the library collection.

“”The LRS is ultimately just a tool,” says University Librarian Mal Booth. “It enables us to store the less frequently used items of our physical collection underground, creating opportunities for really exciting spaces that will be focused on connecting people, knowledge and culture.” “The LRS is ultimately just a tool,” says University Librarian Mal Booth. “It enables us to store the less frequently used items of our physical collection underground, creating opportunities for really exciting spaces that will be focused on connecting people, knowledge and culture.”” (Stuart, J. 2012)

Through use of the LRS, it will enable searching of printed materials…

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