Tuesday May 21, 2019

A New Library in Omaha, Nebraska has no room for Books but Technology for all

From professionals working on Photoshop to senior citizens making calls on FaceTime for the first time, Do Space library has something to engage all age groups

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Nebraska community tech center. Do Space Library. Image source: netnebraska.org
  • A new Digital Library ‘Do Space’ offers memberships to everyone for absolutely no cost at all
  • Free availability of latest technologies and programs- Photoshop, 3D printers and laser cutters 
  • A separate space for toddlers to play and learn at the same time

Omaha, Nebraska has seen the inauguration of arguably the coolest library in town, and probably the whole of United States in November last year. Funded by generous philanthropists through the non-profit organization Heritage Services, this public library, like all other public libraries, offers memberships to everyone for absolutely no cost at all.

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With an interactive video wall that draws visitors’ attention as they walk in for the first time, this digital library houses a state-of-the-art 3-D Lab, a Youth Program Room, a large Computer Lab area with work stations where people usually walk in and find their way around the computers, and a separate space for toddlers to play and learn at the same time, explains Rebecca Stavick, Executive Director at Do Space.

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Do Space Logo. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

“Do Space is a lot of things – it’s a community tech library, a makerspace, a computer lab, and a community coworking space, all with ultrafast WiFi and free tech learning for everyone,” says Stavick. “I’ve always thought of libraries as places full of tools. Books are tools, scrolls are tools, computers are tools.” From professionals working on Photoshop to senior citizens making calls on FaceTime for the first time, Do Space library has something to engage all age groups.

 

Computer Programmer Hans Bekale runs his multimedia business from this library. The modern day workspace, that comes for no price at all, is every developer’s dream, he says. High school student Frank Fu uses the laser cutter and 3-D printer to design the jewelry that he sells online. According to him, Do Space Library has the most diverse people with the most diverse ideas.

-by Saurabh Bodas, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter:@saurabhbodas96

ALSO READ:

  • Aparna Gupta

    Although, it is a techno age, there is no point of having a library which has no rooms for books.

  • Vrushali Mahajan

    No books at all isn’t really a happening thing but keeping in mind the transformation of technology, I think people would like it. Also, there is a section for toddlers too

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BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastav on Friday performed the soft launch of the BSNL – Google Station free WiFi services

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On the occasion of World Telecom Day on Friday, state-run telecom major BSNL has partnered with Google to increase access to its WiFi footprint in the country.

With the launch of this service, people across the country will be able to enjoy BSNL’s free WiFi services.

This initiative will allow customers use BSNL’s high speed internet services on WiFi.

BSNL is also taking steps to increase the rural WiFi footprint, promoting the government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative.

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“We have been partnering with various technology companies upgrading our platform and increasing our customer reach in this era of ever-increasing demand of high speed internet”, BSNL Director (CFA) Vivek Bansal said.

BSNL Chairman Anupam Shrivastav on Friday performed the soft launch of the BSNL – Google Station free WiFi services.

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There are 38,000 BSNL WiFi hotspot locations operational in India. One can access these by buying WiFi vouchers that are priced starting at Rs 19. (IANS)