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The new area includes a seminar room with access to some of the books in the collection. Students will be able to see things such
as notes the author made while writing or how language has changed over time by comparing editions of a text, she said.
“They’ll be able to take some things out of the vault, and they’ll be able to do text analysis by comparing digital versions with
actual print versions,” Koelker said.

Changing the definition of a library
Koelker said the library is keeping up with trends in how students study, such as using more electronic information instead of
print and keeping the library open 24 hours a day.
Lutz said libraries are also adapting to how students spend time at the library compared to the past.
“Our students are no longer there just to grab books and run away. They are going to stick around for three or four hours.” Lutz
said. “That’s kind of led us to some of those comfort things like putting in the bistro.”
Hartin stressed that the construction does not mean the end of the traditional library, but that new aspects will be added on.
“The library of yesterday in some ways was sort of simple. It had books, it had seating, it had staff,” Hartin said. “The library of
tomorrow is going to have a lot more things than that.”

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