World fairs are the cutting edge of where ideas that have become material are showcased. These exhibitions present to the world the future innovations that are going to affect and shape the lives of the participants.
What Maricopa County librarians heard was that 85 percent of customers arrive at the library with no particular title in mind. They want to browse. Trouble is, the Dewey Decimal System doesn't make browsing that easy.
Facing the likelihood of state budget cuts that would eliminate $15 million for library and reading program Newport Beach is considering turning its first library into a community center without books.