UPDATE August 3 2015 We’ve embedded a video tour of the library at the bottom of the post. The official launch announcement is now available here.
Two articles follow and additional resources follow.
1. From Crain’s Detroit Business:
Located on UM’s medical school campus, the 143,400-square-foot Taubman library has been transformed into an all-digital learning space for future physicians, scientists and other health professionals.
Construction teams used 1,700 tons of concrete, recycled 1,780 tons of material and installed more than 67 miles of data cable.
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2. From MLive.com:
The newly redone library is vastly different from its former self in many ways. For one, it doesn’t actually have any books. Instead there are computers, classrooms, collaborative spaces and a virtual cadaver.
The books have all been moved off site, but are still digitally accessible to faculty and students and in hard-copy by request.
“There’s a daily run to all of the libraries on campus, so if you want a specific book you can still request it,” [director of the Taubman Health Sciences Library Jane] Blumenthal said.
Fast Facts About the New Library