Incorporates: Asian Libraries
Online from: 1898
Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
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|Title:||The academic library becomes the academic learning commons|
|Author(s):||Bruce E. Massis, (Columbus State Community College Educational Resources Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA)|
|Citation:||Bruce E. Massis, (2010) "The academic library becomes the academic learning commons", New Library World, Vol. 111 Iss: 3/4, pp.161 - 163|
|Keywords:||Academic libraries, Distance learning, Librarians|
|DOI:||10.1108/03074801011027664 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to profile the academic “Learning Commons,” a model of library service adopted by numerous institutions of higher education to attract students seeking a “one-stop” library experience.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper takes the form of a literature review and commentary on this topic that is now being addressed by cost-conscious colleagues.
Findings – Many academic libraries have adopted the “Learning Commons” model in order to adapt to the new reality of library usage in the present environment.
Originality/value – The value in addressing this issue is to expand the discussion of this evolution of academic library service to offer possibilities for other academic libraries' consideration.
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