Turning LA Public’s Pio Pico Koreatown Branch Into an All-Digital Library Under Consideration
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.
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 (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.