OMG! A Robotic Library

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OMG! A Robotic Library

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1MuranoBlue
heinäkuu 17, 2012, 11:53 pm

According to the PLS website: http://www.plsinfo.org/libdispenser

It's Here!!

An automated book lending machine with a self-contained collection of books that may be borrowed with a library card from any public library in San Mateo County. A touch screen, similar to an ATM screen is used to display and select from over 800 books that are delivered through an opening in the front of the unit by a robotic arm. An attractive screen displays book jacket images from which to make reading selections.

The Millbrae BART station is a natural choice for this installation as 1,400,330 people exited this station in 2010.

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Has anybody seen this thing? Used it? I'm way more enthused about this idea than e-books.

2amysisson
heinäkuu 17, 2012, 11:58 pm

That sounds amazing! I can't wait to hear from someone who has used it.