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From San Antonio Business Journal Sep 12, 2013, 9:53am CDT
W. Scott Bailey Reporter/Project Coordinator-San Antonio Business Journal
On Sept. 14, Bexar County will open the doors to BiblioTech, the first library of its kind in the U.S.
The new public library will initially house 10,000 digital titles and 700 e-readers for external circulation. . . . Read Complete Report
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World’s First Bookless Library to Open
Published on Jan 16, 2013
“The world’s first bookless library is slated to open.
Can a library exist without any books?” . . . From Description
By: JOHN W. GONZALEZ | 01/12/12 10:33 AM
San Antonio Express-News
About 3,500 years ago, when the Bronze Age was ending in Europe and the Olmec civilization was thriving in Mexico, natives in San Antonio were living off the land using primitive tools, as they had been for thousands of years.
Signs of ancient human settlements have been found elsewhere in Texas, some more than 10,000 years old. And now there’s evidence that about 1500 B.C. — three millennia before the Spanish Conquest — natives were building structures along the San Antonio River.
Last month, workers preparing Mission County Park for construction found evidence of one such building while searching for a previous location of nearby Mission San Jose, which they never located.
What they did uncover — and then reburied after preliminary investigation — were remains of a prehistoric hut that burned down but left significant clues.
The archaeological find, verified by carbon dating, was disclosed to Bexar County commissioners Tuesday in a discussion of the ongoing $5.2 million park redevelopment.
Betty Bueche, who manages county facilities, said the structure dates from the Late Archaic Period that spanned from 3000 to 1000 B.C. Evidence is being analyzed by the state archaeologist and the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research. Read complete article