U of Chicago: Got Books?

Students inside the Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago / http://mansueto.lib.uchicago.edu/

The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago amazes me. I think the technology behind their book storage system is cool, so I’m sharing a video that explains how it all works.

From the U of Chicago’s YouTube page:

The new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago houses cutting-edge facilities for preservation and digitization of physical books, as well as a high-density underground storage system with the capacity to hold 3.5 million volume equivalents. With its soaring elliptical dome and prime location on campus, the Mansueto Library’s Grand Reading Room, which opens May 16, 2011, provides an inviting space for rigorous scholarship in an array of fields.

 

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