BiblioTech Book

Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff published an e-book on the evolution of the digital library.

"In this small, compact book I take you on a 20-year journey from my involvement in the building of a 240,000-square-foot public central library that opened in 1995 to the creation of a 4,000-square-foot digital public library in 2013 and its aftermath. It is a fast paced journey, much like the speed of the mobile digital revolution. In its wake, BiblioTech would become the nation’s first all-digital public library, opening in September of 2013." – From the Forward of Bexar BiblioTech by Nelson W. Wolff

The e-book can be purchased through Amazon here.

All proceeds benefit the Hidalgo Foundation of Bexar County. If you do not have an Amazon Kindle, you can download the free Kindle app on most devices.

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Preserving our History for our Future

The Hidalgo Foundation of Bexar County, a non-profit organization, was formed in the summer of 2001 by Founder and President Tracy Wolff. The Foundation operates exclusively for the charitable, literary, historical, and educational purpose for the sole benefit of Bexar County, Texas.

The initial mission of the Foundation was to preserve and renovate the century old historic Bexar County Courthouse. The Bexar County Courthouse is the oldest and largest continuously operated historic courthouse in Texas. The Foundation's goal was to raise six million dollars in order to renovate eleven historic courtrooms, over two-thousand pieces of historic furniture, several public corridors, and to reconstruct and relocate the Child Abuse and Neglect Courtrooms and support areas.

To date, efforts have garnered numerous awards such as “Model for the Nation” by the William and Mary Law School Courtroom 21 Project. This award, in particular, celebrates technology-forward innovations within the legal system. The Hidalgo Foundation has also received the “Best Use of Public Space” award by the Downtown Alliance/San Antonio.

Based on the success in the fields of technology, child and family services, and public/private partnerships, the Hidalgo Foundation has chosen to focus its current efforts on Bexar County BiblioTech, the first digital public library in the nation.

The five-member volunteer Hidalgo Board of Directors provides independent governance and leadership to the Hidalgo Foundation.

TRACY WOLFF - President
MARY BRISEÑO - Secretary
TRAVIS COX - Treasurer

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The Hidalgo Foundation
Bexar County Children's Court
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