ERIC Number: ED047742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Making of a Library: The Academic Library in Transition. Final Report.
Taylor, Robert S.
The objective of this project was to develop the concept of the experimenting and extended library, and to oversee its physical and operational design in a new college--Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. The basic arguments of this report are: (a) that the economic and social contexts within which libraries will operate in the future are changing and (b) that the library may be the only social institution which can successfully combine the tradition of print with the varied media culture surrounding us. To meet these anticipated conditions, the Hampshire College Library Center was designed to include the following activities: the conventional library including collections and systems for all media; a display gallery; a bookstore; the INTRAN Center integrating educational technology and computer support to instruction; and duplication services. The report discusses the problems associated with such integration and the direction of potential solutions. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Hampshire Coll., Amherst, MA.