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New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803
Incorporates: Asian Libraries

Online from: 1898

Subject Area: Library and Information Studies

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The academic library becomes the academic learning commons

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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
Article type:Viewpoint
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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