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2010 top ten trends in academic libraries A review of the current literature
June 21, 2010

Academic library collection growth is driven by patron demand and will include new resource types. Budget challenges will continue and libraries will evolve as a result. Changes …

3D Animation in the Academic Library: A New Frontier
February 22, 2008 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference 2008

The Texas Tech Library recently opened a robust, interdisciplinary 3D Animation Lab. If offers a highly innovative blend of emerging tools and resources that enable radically new endeavors in teach…

7 Things You Should Know About the Modern Learning Commons
April 11, 2011

The learning commons, sometimes called an “information commons,” has evolved from a combination library and computer lab into a full-service learning, research, and project space. A…

A Space of One’s Own: Learning Environments Derived from User-Centered Discovery Techniques
November 21, 2008

Academic libraries are committed to delivering new or improved learning spaces for students. Information/learning commons are de rigueur for libraries seeking to refresh and deepen their engageme…

Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning
March 13, 2008

In response to frequent inquiries for information about planning academic library buildings, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Library Administration and Managemen…

Bookless Libraries?
November 6, 2009

Technology leaders and librarians consider how the digital age changes the physical space and role of one of higher education's oldest institutions. …

Brick-and-Mortar Libraries in the 21st-Century: An Oxymoron?
November 5, 2009 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference

Research libraries expand or renovate their facilities about every decade. With physical collections still growing, this cycle consumes capital investment capacity. Wouldn't we (and our users)…

Changing a Cultural Icon: The Academic Library as a Virtual Destination
January 1, 2006

© 2006 Jerry D. Campbell EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no. 1 (January/February 2006): 16–31. Jerry D. Campbell Jerry D. Campbell is Chief Information Officer and Dean of Univer…

CNI Podcast: An Interview with Jim Neal, VP for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University
January 9, 2008

In this 20 minute podcast, we feature an interview with Jim Neal , Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University. He provides leadership for universit…

Collection Disaster Response Procedures
August 23, 2005

This is the Collection Disaster Response Procedures for the University of Hawaii's Library preservation department. This is the Collection D…