Demo Project is Turning Dalhousie University’s Unwanted Library Books into Building Materials
From Quill and Quire:
When Nova Scotia builder David Cameron heard that Halifax’s Dalhousie University was running out of space to store more than 50,000 outdated journals and books archived in its libraries, he had an idea.
Books contain cellulose, which Cameron says is a natural insulator that could last “forever.” As an experiment, he took 10,000 volumes and built a seven-foot-high, 20-foot-long wall to insulate part the exterior of the Blockhouse School, an abandoned building on the province’s South Shore that is currently being transformed into amodel project and research centre for sustainable living
The Source Article for Quill and Quire Post: “Books and Mortar”
Stuck somewhere between garbage and recycling, unwanted books make up hundreds of tonnes of waste every year. When Dalhousie University libraries had to unload nearly 50,000 volumes, one man found a textbook solution.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.