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Shanghai Library East Officially Opened
Photo 1. Shanghai Library East (Source: http://old.library.sh.cn/Web/news/2022926/n00063511.html)
It has an area of 115,000 square meters. It is currently the largest library building in China. It aims to create a "knowledge exchange community" that inspires wisdom, exchanges innovation, shares resources and advocates inclusiveness. It will become a smart hybrid library in the reading era that integrates library resources, social science thinktank research resources and the Shanghai local conditions research resources, as well as the "library, living room and working studio" of the general public.
After the official opening on September 28, the Shanghai Library East will provide 22 subject reading service areas and a smart innovation space, as well as group study rooms, lifelong learning rooms, and quiet reading cabins scattered on each floor, offering Inclusive and equal, and at the same time, precise and personalized public cultural services, which will help to create a warm atmosphere in this readable building. The service model of borderless integration of reading and book loan, exhibitions, activities and all-media services is the first in the domestic library community, conveying the idea of "reading people, reading the city, and reading the world", "reading texts, reading art, and reading technology", using art, science and technology to implement national reading promotion, popularize art and science through reading, and improve the public’s cultural, scientific, art and information literacy.
The All-media Era
The subject reading service space in the Library East combines reading services with multimedia interaction to create a reading experience in the all-media era, give full play to the advantages of the library collection, focus on red culture, Shanghai culture and Jiangnan culture, so as to better demonstrate the brand identity of "Shanghai Culture".
The Music Library is a multi-dimensional space integrating the reading area, audio-visual room, music production room, music appreciation room, performance room and independent exhibition area. Base on the collection of records, it offers such special services as music appreciation, creation, and performance recordings.
The Local History Library relies on the huge collection of modern resources of the Shanghai Library, based on the organization and research of the Shanghai Memory project, and jointly working with the scientific research teams of various universities to use visualization technology, somatosensory interaction technology and hyperspectral image reconstruction technology for a single image to feature digital displays, so that readers can acquire an immersive reading experience.
Readers can also experience the intangible cultural heritage of inscriptions rubbing skills and VR interaction in the Art Archives where technological innovation and humanism are integrated, and receive aesthetic education in the public library.
The opening exhibition of the Genealogy Library showcases the family trees of celebrities such as Confucius, Gui Youguang, Qian Zhongshu, I.M. Pei, Sir Yue-kong Pao, etc. The multimedia interactive exhibits present the research results of digital humanities based on the "Chinese Genealogy Knowledge Service Platform" developed by the Shanghai Library.
The Manuscripts Library holds its first exhibition the "Rhythm of Shanghai - Xia Yan's Manuscripts". With the manuscripts of Xia Yan's "Blessings" and "Lin’s Shop", the library will carry out a series of reading promotion activities such as reader orientations, lecture salons, and interactive reading and writing. The event will bring the special library collection of manuscripts to the front of the stage, making the unique library professional services more popular and closer to ordinary people.
The Shanghai Social Science Library is the first social science library in the country open to the public, realizing the union of scholars, societies and academic achievements in the social sciences. The exhibition wall of social science masters not only shows the research ideas, spirit and personalities of Shanghai social science masters, but also presents the achievements of Shanghai social science research as a whole.
Shanghai Local History Exhibition Library, as a new type of local history library with the idea of "five functions in one", including professional library, land information exhibition library, development and utilization library, learning and education library, and talent training library, will offer better services to the public and better tell the Shanghai story to the world.
This year, the Shanghai Library East will also build the first reading forest in the country together with Pudong New Area, creating a high-quality "reading +" public space in the city, making the Shanghai urban space more accessible and the reading experience more attractive.
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