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ERIC Number: EJ787489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Information Commons to Go
Bayer, Marc Dewey
Computers in Libraries, v28 n3 p22-26 Mar 2008
Since 2004, Buffalo State College's E. H. Butler Library has used the Information Commons (IC) model to assist its 8,500 students with library research and computer applications. Campus Technology Services (CTS) plays a very active role in its IC, with a centrally located Computer Help Desk and a newly created Application Support Desk right in the heart of the library. Now technology, reference, and circulation support are all in one place. What happens, though, when students are away from the IC? For example, what if they contact the Application Support Desk with a technical question regarding Internet Explorer 5 when the library uses Internet Explorer 7? In this article, the author, a systems librarian at E. H. Butler Library and a member of its IC team, introduces "Information Commons to Go," or ic2go, a new library initiative that uses open source applications to make the IC as portable as an umbrella itself.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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