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Libraries (21 Aug 2002)
Every book has its own unique radio frequency and the public can use electronic "finding posts" to pinpoint their route to the exact shelf position of books by any author, or on any subject. In Scandinavia their libraries are using technology to allow them to stay open 24 hours a day, which means the public can - and do - use their facilities at all hours of the day and night, unsupervised by library staff. All around the world new libraries are being planned and built - and far from technology replacing libraries and books, it is enhancing them by becoming more of a melting pot of help, advice and information.
Article URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/connect_20020821.shtml
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