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Library as place : rethinking roles, rethinking space

Author: Geoffrey T Freeman; Council on Library and Information Resources.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Council on Library and Information Resources, ©2005.
Series: Perspectives on the evolving library.
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What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Library as place.
Washington, D.C. : Council on Library and Information Resources, ©2005
(OCoLC)707203274
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey T Freeman; Council on Library and Information Resources.
ISBN: 1932326138 9781932326130
OCLC Number: 58597399
Notes: "February 2005."
"CLIR Publication No. 129"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 81 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: The library as place: changes in learning patterns, collections, technology and use / Geoffrey T. Freeman --
Righting the balance / Scott Bennett --
From the ashes of Alexandria: what's happening in the college library? / Sam Demas --
The ultimate Internet café: reflections of a practicing digital humanist about designing a future for the research library in the digital age / Bernard Frischer --
Space designed for lifelong learning: the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joint-use library / Christina A. Peterson --
The Johns Hopkins Welch Medical Library as base: information professionals working in library user environments / Kathleen Burr Oliver.
Series Title: Perspectives on the evolving library.
Responsibility: [by Geoffrey T. Freeman and others].

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What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age.

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