New PDF release: A Field Guide to the Information Commons

By Charles Forrest, Martin Halbert

ISBN-10: 0810861003

ISBN-13: 9780810861008

ISBN-10: 0810866501

ISBN-13: 9780810866508

A box advisor to the data Commons describes the emergence of the idea that of the data commons in libraries and its swift unfold and adoption, and encompasses a number of contributed articles and descriptive, dependent entries for varied details commons in libraries.

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4. Murr and Williams, “The Roles of the Future Library,” 7. 5. Moran, “The Unintended Revolution in Academic Libraries,” 39. 6. Moran referred to John Naisbitt’s book, Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives (New York: Warner Books, 1982). 7. ” College & Research Libraries 47 (1986): 219–24. 8. Bechtel, “Conversation,” 221. Origin and Development of the Information Commons in Academic Libraries 15 9. Scott Carlson, “The Deserted Library,” Chronicle of Higher Education 48 (November 16, 2001): A35–38.

Donald Beagle, “Conceptualizing an Information Commons,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 25 (March 1999): 82–89. 46. With the information commons well into its second decade, many are returning to the question of what students and faculty need and asking whether these spaces are meeting these needs or accomplishing their mission. See, for example, Susan Gardner and Susanna Eng’s survey of undergraduates who use USC’s Leavey Library. Susan Gardner and Susanna Eng, “What Students Want: Generation Y and the Changing Function of the Academic Library,” Portal: Libraries and the Academy 5 (2005): 405–20.

Some libraries have an information commons on one floor, others have expanded the concept to an additional floor of the library, and others consider the entire library as the information commons. There are few information commons at present that are located outside of the main library; an exception is the Johnson Center at George Mason University, which includes some library services in a student union building, and doubtless there are others, if a broad conceptualization of information commons is used.

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