July 22, 2014

Turning LA Public’s Pio Pico Koreatown Branch Into an All-Digital Library Under Consideration

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From Curbed Los Angeles:

The City Council voted [March 6, 2013] on a motion to explore turning the LA Public Library’s Pio Pico branch in Koreatown into an all-digital library, offering computers, tablets, and e-readers to access digital assets instead of cardboard and paper books.

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First, it would provide free access to the kind of technology many library patrons may lack access to, and second, “a bookless library would save space that could be used for work, study, or community meeting areas, which is important in the densely populated Koreatown neighborhood which lacks this kind of facility.”

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.