Florida opened the library without a single paper book
The library At the institution has a hall with an area of about a thousand square Meters with a good transmission light high roof and comfortable chairs, but not a paper volume. Students are offered a favorable area for reading and a database of more than 135 thousand e-books, which can be found behind a computer terminal, a tablet or reader.
in the United States and the rest of the world is completely devoid of the usual tomes of the library are still huge rarity: found in most hybrid options. So, Polytechnic University located in the domed building project of the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava (Santiago Calatrava), shows its ambitions in the field of high technologies.
Library staff, devoid of the need to observe the order on the shelves, will help Students to navigate in the database and find the data you want.
If students still want to read from a paper or take an excerpt from the book, they will be able to print everything on installed inside the printer, let this procedure and will not be welcomed. If the electronic version of the desired publication does not happen, his paper that will be available from other state universities.
Starting budget of 60 thousand dollars has allowed the University to gain access to a vast library of books that students have the opportunity to open once. When the 2nd viewing it acquires the log in your collection, thus, allowing the students themselves to form a database.
During the creation of his or her library Polytechnic University consulted with NASA and the University of Central Florida, successfully containing such institutions. In addition to providing access to a digital database, they are confronted with the need to pay annual royalties to the copyright holders, while a printed book can be purchased once and stored on the shelves of up to 120 years.
the construction of the Polytechnic University at a cost of 60 million dollars. It was built very close to interstate highway I-4, which is also called " high-tech corridor " because of the large number of IT companies and educational institutions located quite close to her.