December 2, 2020

In Windsor, Ontario: “Fewer Books, More Digital: C$7.9 Million Helps Create New Library System”

Note: C$7.9 Million Converts to $5.95 Million/USD.

From The Windsor Star:

A $7.9-million infusion of cash — Windsor’s largest library investment in years — means the city’s whole system will soon transform.

The Windsor Public Library will have fewer books and more electronic resources. It will offer some new and upgraded spaces, and a couple of consolidated branches, along with a bookmobile. And it will likely have less of that one quintessential library characteristic: quiet.

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But after city council last week approved a much-debated modernization proposal, library officials this week started heading into the future.

“This will allow us to move to a state-of-the-art system,” said Windsor Public Library chairman Peter Frise. “It will have less focus on lots of little branches across the city, and the facilities will be better able to provide the kinds of services modern libraries provide.

Read the Complete Article (approx. 800 Words Plus List of How Some of the Money Will Be Used)

See Also: The Windsor Public Library’s Espresso Book Machine Has Produced 10,699 Books in Three Years (July 22, 2015)

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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