November 26, 2020

"Taiwan Airport Opens E-Library For Transit Passengers"

At the end of August, 2010 Schipol Airport in Amsterdam opened a library for travelers. More info (with pictures ) via USA Today and Radio Netherlands.

Today, Ralph Jennings from the IDG News Service reports on the opening of a library at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

From the Article:

The e-library at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport allows passengers to consult [about 400] Chinese and English-language books, and around 2,000 books on paper, in a special waiting area in the larger of the airport’s two terminals. The terminal commonly handles stopovers between North America and Southeast Asia.

The e-books are stored on around 30 devices, a mix of iPads and e-readers with e-ink screens. The e-books are stored in the ePub and Zinio formats. The airport is loaning out the devices on a first come first served basis. Passengers can’t download the books to their own e-reader, limiting the usefulness of the service.

About Gary Price

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.

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