August 20, 2014

Texas: BiblioTech “Bookless Library” On Track to Open Sept. 14 With 700 E-Readers

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From the San Antonio Express-News:

BiblioTech, Bexar County’s bookless library, is moving right along, with an expansion of the previously anticipated collection of e-readers going up to 700 on-site instead of the previously reported 100.

“Just talking to people and seeing the reaction we were getting in the news, we could see that we needed to go up in numbers so we don’t get an immediate waiting list,” said Bexar County spokeswoman Laura Jesse.

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Jesse noted that multiple foundations reached out to see what they could do to assist the development of BiblioTech after the media attention surrounding the initial announcement. The Hidalgo Foundation has raised funds in the “hundreds of thousands” for the high-tech project, Jesse said. Rackspace and Toyota have also been contacted for possible funding.

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See Also: Audio: Interview With Bibliotech Librarians (via Community at Large Blog)

See Also: Image of BiblioTech Mascot

Some of Our Previous Coverage

Primary Documents: Bexar County, Texas Signs Contracts With 3M and Polaris For BiblioTech All-Digital Library System (April 19, 2013)

Work Begins On BiblioTech Facility that Will Be Home to First All-Digital (Bookless) Public Library System in U.S. (April 19, 2013)

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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.