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The University of Worcester
Judith Keene, University Librarian and Director, ILS, University of Worcester

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  • Talk about the AV
  • Stock integrated, equal access to all parts of the building
  • e.g. less cement used in the concrete fro the piles – recycled mineral matter used insteade.g. local wood for the enquiry desk, local stone (Forest of Dean?) outside, for floor slabs etc
  • Home   /About The Hive   / AwardsAbout The HiveVision & missionCreating The HivePressJobsContact usRoyal openingAwardsAwardsOutstanding Library Team - Times Higher Leadership and Management Award - June 2013National Award and Regional Award - RIBA - May 2013Sustainability Award - RIBA Awards West Midlands - May 2013Award for Design and Innovation - RICS Awards West Midlands - May 2013Community Benefit Award - RICS Awards West Midlands - May 2013Sustainable Project of the Year - Building Magazine - April 2013Civic Trust Award - March 2013Contribution to the local community through The Hive - Guardian University Award - February 2013- See more at: http://www.thehiveworcester.org/hive-awards.html#sthash.PUtXrXPn.dpufWhat are some of the new things750 schoolchildren visiting, over 3000 engaging with learning activities of some kind
  • Home   /About The Hive   / AwardsAbout The HiveVision & missionCreating The HivePressJobsContact usRoyal openingAwardsAwardsOutstanding Library Team - Times Higher Leadership and Management Award - June 2013National Award and Regional Award - RIBA - May 2013Sustainability Award - RIBA Awards West Midlands - May 2013Award for Design and Innovation - RICS Awards West Midlands - May 2013Community Benefit Award - RICS Awards West Midlands - May 2013Sustainable Project of the Year - Building Magazine - April 2013Civic Trust Award - March 2013Contribution to the local community through The Hive - Guardian University Award - February 2013- See more at: http://www.thehiveworcester.org/hive-awards.html#sthash.PUtXrXPn.dpufWhat are some of the new things750 schoolchildren visiting, over 3000 engaging with learning activities of some kind

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  • 1. The Hive, Worcester Judith Keene University of Worcester
  • 2. Some basic facts about the Hive… • Partnership project between the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council • Jointly managed by UW and WCC • PFI Funded • Integrated Library, WCC Archives and Archaeology Service, plus Worcestershire Hub
  • 3. • 10000 m2 public space • Open 8.30am – 10.00pm • 800 study spaces incl. 250 PCs • 250,000 books • Library shelving: 7274 linear metres • 12 miles documented archives • 23,000 records of archaeology sites and historic buildings
  • 4. FM • • • • • Security Caretaking Catering Cleaning Library Self service equipment
  • 5. Integration • • • • Access Study space Stock Customer service
  • 6. Technology • Integrated user records – single library card • Merged library catalogues (Archives to follow) • All PCs available to any user (booking system implemented) • Single wireless network plus Eduroam • Single print / copy solution • Combined IT regulations • Site licence for disability software • Specialist software at other university sites
  • 7. Staff and Services • Staff remained with the existing employer • Library Services Manager and Business Services Manager – joint appointments • Strategic leadership across service areas
  • 8. Sustainability • BREEAM Outstanding 86.4 % • Naturally ventilated building (except archive) • Thermal mass of building to mediate temperature fluctuations • Cooling from prevailing winds passing over landscaping • River water cooling • 700kW Biomass boiler (locally sourced woodchips) • 30% recycled content in construction • Locally sourced materials where possible
  • 9. How are we doing? • Over 45 awards – Including Guardian University Award – contribution to the local community – Times Higher Leadership & Management Award – Outstanding library team – RIBA National and Regional Awards – Best Sustainability in a Project – RIBA West Midlands, Public Private Partnership Awards
  • 10. Some of the benefits – theory … • New communities of users • Single Gateway to County heritage and history, and university resources • High quality resource to attract students and high calibre academic staff • New and innovative learning opportunities • Opportunities for volunteering, work experience, independent studies, research • Diversity and inclusion • Staff development opportunities
  • 11. ….and practice • • • • • • 1434700 visits 24600 new public borrowers (average 45 per day – previously 10) 2750 public issues per month – was 900 650 unique PC users per month – was 150 1100 Archives researchers tickets issued
  • 12. …and practice (2)  Work with schools and colleges – transition activity  Hive mentor team  Drama club, film society….  Professoriate lecture series  Dementia ambassadors  Business engagement
  • 13. Thank you J.keene@worc.ac.uk