A Dizzying Drone's-Eye View of How the NY Public Library Sorts Books

Your friendly local librarian hasn't been replaced by technology just yet, but that doesn't mean the library itself hasn't benefitted from a few modern upgrades. Wrangling special-order books and DVDs between the New York Public Libary's 150 branches is a daunting task, but it's actually made surprisingly efficient with the laser scanning machines at its Queens' sorting facility.

Using a Phantom 2 quadcopter carrying a gimbal-mounted GoPro Hero 3, Nate Bolt shot this wonderful aerial footage inside the actual sorting facility. Piloting one of these drones indoors takes a steady hand, but the unique footage Nate managed to capture certainly makes his efforts worthwhile.

[Vimeo via Laughing Squid]