Digital library will provide resources for startups

OMAHA, Neb. — When Omaha’s first digital library opens in August, it will include resources meant to help entrepreneurs and startups. The library also will hire about 15 staff members.

It will offer technologies and resources to users like high-speed internet, prototyping, AutoCAD and 3D printing. Conference rooms and flexible work spaces also will be offered so that businesspeople can bring their computers and work.

The leadership of the library is working on community partnerships, and way the entrepreneurial community can connect with youth.

The library is not affiliated with the city’s library system, but is the vision of Gary Wasdin, former director of the Omaha Public Library. The project also is led by community leaders and Heritage Services, which has funded hundreds of millions of dollars in building projects since 1989.

It will be operated by Community Information Trust, a nonprofit created by Heritage.

Source: Silicon Prairie News

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