A completely digital library, with no real books, is set to open in Texas. The Bibliotech is going to look more like an Apple Store than a traditional library. People will be able to download e-books onto their own devices and borrow e-readers. Fans of e-books argue that they are extremely convenient as they can store thousands of books. Of course, there are still many book-lovers who are convinced that nothing can take the place of a real book printed on paper. It may be unrealistic to expect the traditional library to survive, but perhaps a hybrid version, which offers both e-books and paper ones would keep everyone happy.
Do you like the idea of a bookless library?
Read by Eva Jarvoll (Australian accent)
Study the wordsSet to– planned to Download– transfer Devices– mobile phones, e-readers etc. Borrow– use on a temporary basis Argue– say Convenient– easy to use, practical Store– contain Convinced– sure Take the place of– substitute Hybrid– mixed
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Do the takeaway test: The Bookless Library
- This is the completely bookless library of the future… and it is being built today (dottech.org)
- America’s first bookless library to open in Texas (dezeen.com)