Media coverage of a reorganization process that began earlier this summer.
From the Vancouver Sun:
The downtown branch, which is known as the Central Library, is being rearranged to make it easier for people to find books, as well as to create space for a new Inspiration Lab.
The 3,000-square-foot Inspiration Lab will be on the library’s third floor, which will be transformed into a space where people will have access to equipment and reference material that will enable them to learn and experiment with traditional, digital and new media. The free, public space is designed to “nurture the talent and creativity of our city and be a hot spot where the next generation of Vancouver’s digital and creative community can get its start,” the library says.
Christina de Castell, the library’s director of resources and technology, said the lab will be a place where people can bring digital stories to life, using the library’s equipment. Examples might include converting old videotapes into digital family movies, or using one of five audio booths to have a grandparent’s voice narrate a family movie.
Fundraising is underway for the $750,000 lab and the library hopes to have it open early next year, de Castell said.
See Also: Reorganization FAQ (via VPL)