I was trying to figure out if the marketing people created an entirely new planet for the model to gaze through, but then I figured out the camera is inside the globe - it's just a different view from what we're used to seeing. More metaphor? ;-)
Here's the text of the release, for the search engines:
Learning without boundaries
Knowledge is our future. The University of Calgary is leading the way into the Future of Learning with the greatest Digital Library Canada has ever seen.
On March 31, the U of C breaks ground on the Campus Calgary Digital Library, the first project of its kind in Canada. The Digital Library will greatly expand the numbers of learners linked electronically to a vast world of knowledge. Post-secondary students, teachers and researchers will have access to a growing body of online information and be able to take advantage of more collaborative work rooms, individual study spaces, video-conference and distance facilities, as well as new online collections. E-learning at its best.
In celebration of our 40th anniversary, the University of Calgary is dedicating this new building to the Calgary community. We thank you for your tremendous support, and we invite you to join us as we break ground and help fuel the quest for knowledge, understanding, creativity and innovation.
Knowledge is power.
The Campus Calgary Digital Library is a partnership with Mount Royal College, SAIT, Alberta College of Art and Design, Bow Valley College, Athabasca University, St. Mary's University College, Red Crow College, Nazarene University College and Old Sun College.
Sounds pretty cool, doesn't it? BTW, you can watch for library jobs in the Calgary area at the Foothills Library Association jobline site.