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Libraries are evolving and examining how their services will fit into the future of publishing. Libraries offer more work space and knowledge sharing - the perfect place to launch a start-up incubator.

Why not see a start-up incubator, with potentially external investment, and the support of the HUGE network of libraries? That’s exactly what Arizona are trying out:

Libraries also provide a perfect venue to expand the concept of start-up accelerators beyond the renovated warehouses and stylish offices of “innovation districts.” They offer a more familiar entry-point for potential entrepreneurs less likely to walk into a traditional start-up incubator (or an ASU office, for that matter). Public libraries long ago democratized access to knowledge; now they could do the same in a start-up economy.

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