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FRONT PAGE  |  7/1/2016
SATURDAY, JAN 4, 2014  |  9 comments
Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future
Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon. iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers. And hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.

Even the librarians imitate Apple's dress code, wearing matching shirts and that standard-bearer of geek-chic, the hoodie. But this $2.3 million library might be most notable for what it does not have — any actual books.

That makes Bexar County's BibiloTech the nation's only bookless public library, a distinction that has attracted scores of digital bookworms, plus emissaries from as far away as Hong Kong who want to learn about the idea and possibly take it home. ...


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News Item1/7/14 4:00 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Off related interest since the same problem can hit public libraries. Slow Broadband Internet Speeds Vex Nation's Schools
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News Item1/5/14 7:15 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
Chris Frost wrote:
I still prefer physical books for most of my reading. The ability to highlight, write notes, and quickly flip to given passages just can't be duplicated with an e-reader. There is also the issue of obsolescence....when the file type that your books are published in is finally replaced by something newer and shinier, your entire library disappears. VHS, anyone? But my biggest concern is the fragility of the whole platform/system...when the power goes out for good, (and that day is coming), you got a whole lot of nothing.
Good comment Chris. Of course, ever since Amstrad brought out their first computer with DOS, the whole thing has been a never-satisfied money-making machine, with built-in obsolescence, ensuring a continual flood of excessive dollars into the fat cat's pockets.

I have a perfectly good XP Home OS on my aging laptop. But what is Microsoft doing this year? Ceasing essential security updates. So I can either carry on and risk a security breach, or invest in an entirely new system. Or, I can leap for freedom off the technology bandwagon, and say, "To Hades with your inventions!" And be better off financially.

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News Item1/5/14 12:07 AM
TeenChristian | Georgia  Find all comments by TeenChristian
Thank you for answering my question Jim.
As a bibliophile (I'm going to make you guys look that up in a dictionary, LOL) myself I love a paperback book, but I have an iPod and I have the iBooks app and it is so cool to be able to carry my library in my pocket.
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News Item1/4/14 10:52 PM
Chris Frost | Indiana  Find all comments by Chris Frost
I still prefer physical books for most of my reading. The ability to highlight, write notes, and quickly flip to given passages just can't be duplicated with an e-reader. There is also the issue of obsolescence....when the file type that your books are published in is finally replaced by something newer and shinier, your entire library disappears. VHS, anyone? But my biggest concern is the fragility of the whole platform/system...when the power goes out for good, (and that day is coming), you got a whole lot of nothing.
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News Item1/4/14 6:18 PM
Lisa | Wales  Contact via emailFind all comments by Lisa
JDHY from Florida writes:
There is no substitute for holding a book in your hand.

I would have argued that but...I have an ebook reader and it's quite wonderful. If you have a kindle you can say download whatever book you fancy reading ( many Christian books are free) and be reading within minutes. I am quite picky about the books I read and it would otherwise take me ages to track down say a Puritan hard back, but not with kindle. You really do get used to it. My only concern is that someone could tamper with the content which could be catastrophic for serious bible readers.

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News Item1/4/14 4:03 PM
JSC | Illinois  Find all comments by JSC
Jim
I think you answered correctly but tc your question made me laugh. I seriously thought it was funny
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News Item1/4/14 3:31 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
There is anti-theft software especially for tablets, so the police can track down the tablet and also the tablet can be "bricked" remotely, TC. I believe there similar apps for Android.

Many libraries such as Lincoln's public library push the The Overdrive Media Console, and they have an app/program that works on just about every device out there -- except possibly Linux. Well, except through a round-about way, OverDrive Media Console compatibility for Linux Users.

So, this seems to be already a universal program that is used by public libraries that are of any size.

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News Item1/4/14 2:23 PM
TeenChristian | Georgia  Find all comments by TeenChristian
It's an innovative idea & actually is pretty cool, but what happens if someone steals the tablet?
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News Item1/4/14 11:02 AM
JDHY | Florida  Find all comments by JDHY
There is no substitute for holding a book in your hand.
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