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CNI Podcast: Three Years of an Information Commons Partnership: Lessons Learned

In January 2008, Loyola University Chicago opened a state-of-the-art information commons (IC) operated by the University Libraries and Information Technology Services (ITS). The award-winning building has become the center of campus intellectual life, a technology hub, and a gathering place for Loyola students and faculty. The success of the project has been due in large part to the Library-ITS partnership which has stressed close cooperation and communication from the initial planning through implementation to day-to-day operations. There have been challenges along the way but these have been met by managers and front-line staff working together. This interview with Robert Seal, Dean of University Libraries at Loyola, describe the management of the IC, lessons learned, changes made, and future directions in an effort to help others who are planning an IC or similar service.

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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Running time: 11m 59s
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This development of a place to handle most of the technological needs of college students is way cool.  This is the first time I have experienced an effort of the magnitude.  To better equip the students and faculty at Loyola University is commendable.  Being from Chicago I am proud that our colleges and universities  are leaders in the effort to make it easier for students to complete major projects and assignments be it in a group or individually. 

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