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Paper Library vs. Digital Library

posted Mar 1, 2010, 8:30 AM by Reinoud Vaandrager
In the RUDEC computerlab we now have a paper library as well as a digital library. The paper library is small but takes up a lot of physical space, while the digital library is huge but takes up very little physical space.

As a consequence most people don't even realize it is there or if they do how to get the information they need.

Just for fun I used a free tree mapping application called Sequoiaview to visualize the content of the digital library for easier comparison to the paper one:

The paper library


The digital library.

Note: each cushion square is a separate file, each pixel in the enlarged version (click) is approx. 3MB, orange is video material such as documentaries, green is audio material, purple and green is textual material such as e-books.

Winner: As of yet undecided.