A Library Without Books

Princeton’s Gehry Library Banishes Stacks, Encourages Talking
By JAMES S. RUSSELL | Bloomberg News – October 24, 2008

“Saw-toothed glass dances in a conga line above leaping arcs of metal roof at the Peter B. Lewis Science Library at Princeton University. The signature hand of Frank Gehry is unmistakable.

“But where are the books?

“The stacks you’d expect to find in a building housing collections as varied as astrophysics, biology and statistics have largely been banished to a surprisingly small high-density storage space in the basement.

“The New Jersey university, with Gehry Partners LLC, has embarked on a difficult task: to reinvent the library for an age when information largely takes on electronic rather than print form.”

Posted by: Tanya


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