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ERIC Number: ED484727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Pages: 89
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-932326-13-8
Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. CLIR Publication No. 129
Freeman, Geoffrey T.; Bennett, Scott; Demas, Sam; Frischer, Bernard; Peterson, Christina A.; Oliver, Kathleen Burr
Council on Library and Information Resources
This document is intended to stimulate thinking about the role of the library in the digital age, about the potential--and the imperative--for libraries to meet new needs, and about how these needs will influence the design of physical space. The goal of this document is to expose an array of perspectives on the future of the library and to describe how these visions are being manifest in spatial design. The following essays are included in this document: (1) "The Library as Place: Changes in Learning Patterns, Collections, Technology, and Use" (Geoffrey T. Freeman); (2) "Righting the Balance" (Scott Bennett); (3) "From the Ashes of Alexandria: What's Happening in the College Library?" (Sam Demas); (4) "The Ultimate Internet Cafe: Reflections of a Practicing Digital Humanist about Designing a Future for the Research Library in the Digital Age" (Bernard Frischer); (5) "Space Designed for Lifelong Learning: The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Joint-Use Library" (Christina A. Peterson); and (6) "The Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library as Base: Information Professionals Working in Library Users Environments" (Kathleen Burr Oliver).
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.
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