February 18, 2006

Anybody need a book?

Guess Where Vancouver
Originally uploaded by stodmyk.
The University of British Columbia has one of the most technologically advanced book retrieval systems in the western world. This picture was taken last week through one of the ground level public viewing windows opposite Buchanan Tower.

It's all very 2001, or THX1138, if you watch long enough.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stumbled across your posting about the UBC Library's ASRS (automated storage and retrieval system). I'm a UBC librarian with my own blog about searching in medicine (UBC Google scholar blog) - weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/googlescholar

I'm fascinated by technology too. Do you think that losing the "browsing" aspect of open shelving is a problem? Dean