Fwd: U of Chicago building giant underground library


Steven Bell says:

"At the University of Chicago, where the student hangout is the library and a prize is awarded annually for undergraduate book collecting, officials announced Monday plans to build another tribute to the university's bookish character. A glass-domed, mostly underground library, to be built just west of the Joseph Regenstein Library, will have space for 3.5 million volumes, allowing the university to keep its entire collection on campus as other top academic libraries are building off-site facilities to store books. The new library comes as universities are digitizing their collections and moving books from overflowing stacks to off-campus storage sites. Read more here

And I say, isn't this interesting? wonder where the $$ is coming from?"