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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…

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…

Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning
November 9, 2007

Viewpoint Commons 2.0: Library Spaces Designed for Collaborative Learning The information commons must adapt and evolve to become Commons 2.0, fostering student learning in new and creative…

Creating Innovative Teaching and Learning Spaces: The Successful Implementation of the Link at Duke University (Learning Technology)
January 20, 2010 | A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2010

In August 2008, Duke University opened an innovative, technology-enhanced learning space, the Link, in Perkins Library. Developed and managed by a cross-unit team, the Link's physical layout, …