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Alma and the State Library of Queensland

Stylish mineral water always helps at a meeting

We were in Brisbane for a few days last week because our library is one of the collaborative partners for Ex Libris’s new library system Alma. It was a great couple of days, we got to see how the new system is developing, and we got to talk about what we want from Alma. We also talked a lot with colleagues from other libraries about all sorts of things. My head is still spinning a bit.

The meeting was held at the State Library of Queensland which has had a wonderful makeover with calm and elegant reading and study spaces and lots of quirky art and design elements.

From almost everywhere there are views of the river and cityscape. All the interior circulation spaces, corridors and stairways are in the centre of the building but, through clever design, are also completely open to the outside.  It must be especially pleasant in the warmer months. Here are some more pics…

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