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CNI Podcast: Creating a Comprehensive Technology Model for a Converged Library, Art Museum, and University Press

After three years of construction, the Taylor Family Digital Library (TFDL) is nearing completion. The 265,000 sq. ft building at the heart of the University of Calgary central campus is the centerpiece in a $203 million project and will serve as the hub of Libraries and Cultural Resources, a principal division including the university libraries, art museum and University of Calgary Press. The move into the TFDL represents both a physical and programmatic convergence for these units. This interview with Thomas Hickerson, Vice Provost and University Librarian, and Shawna Sadler, Technology Officer, sheds light on the development process. This includes a $13 million technology plan, an effort to conceptualize and implement a comprehensive model for the 21st century, focused on knowledge creation, touch-enabled visual display, collaborative work, new media support and immediate and long-term flexibility.

This interview is provided courtesy of CNI and was recorded at their 2011 Spring Membership Meeting. The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization dedicated to supporting the transformative promise of networked information technology for the advancement of scholarly communication and the enrichment of intellectual productivity. You can learn more about CNI at their web site, http://www.cni.org

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