Library Architecture: “Rise of the Super Library”
The BBC architecture critic points out five “super” library buildings located around the world.
The Five Buildings
1. Seattle Public Library, USA 2004
2. Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico 2007
3. Kanazawa Umimirai, Japan 2011
4. Spijkenisse Book Mountain, Netherlands 2012
5. Library of Birmingham, UK 2013
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The BBC Radio 4 is airing a two part special about libraries titled, “Our Libraries: The Next Chapter”. Listen here.
See Also: Roundup: UK: Birmingham’s New Central Library (Largest Public Lending Library in Europe) Opens
About Gary Price
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.