ERIC Number: ED345730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Smart Libraries: Integrating Communications Channels and Information Sources.
Webb, T. D.; Jensen, E. A.
Noting that the changing nature of information delivery has established immediacy as the new basis for modern library service, this paper describes the new facilities design and floor plan for the library of Kapiolani Community College of the University of Hawaii. The new library was carefully designed so that students can move progressively from televised newscasts through the current periodicals area, reference resources, and general and special collections. This spatial arrangement allows students to trace any topic from its most current state, through its recent stages, and finally to in-depth study. The ground floor is the setting for many of the library's activities, among them a computer lab, a language lab, the current events alcove, the audiovisual alcove, display cases, programming, and the conference room. The main attraction is the current events alcove, which will include a video wall of cable, network, and local news, as well as another stack of monitors to display additional broadcasts or video bulletin boards. Included in the audiovisual alcove area are 56 mediated carrels linked to the campus cable television system and data network, as well as terminals for the library's online catalog. The online catalog uses the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL) system and is also networked with CARL's periodicals index. The general and special collections, which are located on the second floor, include extensive materials on Japan and China. (MAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Hawaii
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Washington, DC, February 5-9, 1992).