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    • from paper repositories to 21st century learning environments
      Vicki McDonald
      Associate Director (Library Services)
      Client Services and Learning Support
      Queensland University of Technology
    • Overview of presentation
      • QUT and QUT Library
      • The project objectives
      • Before the transformation
      • After the transformation
      • Project outcomes
    • Queensland:astateofdiversity
    • Image of Gardens Point Campus
      Student Population ~40,000 (inc. 6 000 overseas students)
      Staff Population ~ 4,000
      Campuses Gardens Point (city campus)
      Kelvin Grove (city campus)
      Caboolture (joint facility)
      one hour driving from City
    • QUT Libraries: the Facts
      Staff 150 FTE
      Budget AUD$12.5m = US$13.5m
      plus Library Resource Allocation
      AUD$10.25m = US$11.1m
      Branch Libraries
      Gardens Point
      Law Library
      Kelvin Grove
    • the opportunity
      Federal Government initiative:
      BURF [better universities renewal fund]
      QUT received $15.5m in 2008 to upgrade libraries.
      the decision
      Mid-life upgrade of Kelvin Grove Library
      minor upgrade of Level 4 of Gardens Point Library
      the architects
      James Cubitt Architects and PeddleThorp
    • building profiles
      Kelvin Grove
      Built in 1979
      4 710 m2 across 6 levels
      Gardens Point
      Built in 1981
      8 876 m2 across 7 levels,
      with Information Commons on Level 2
    • before the transformation
    • project objectives
      • Transform libraries from paper based repositories to learning spaces that meet the needs of 21st century students;
      • That the Library would enhance its identification as a “community hub “ on the campus;
      • Learning spaces would be designed for either collaborative study or individual study;
      • The provision of PCs and study spaces would be increased;
      • Design and fit-out would allow future flexibility with minimal expenditure, e.g. Limited use of built-in joinery;
      • To relegate low use collection items to an offsite store.
    • environmental influences
      • Increasing eCollections / Decreasing print collections
      • Decreasing physical loans
      • Reviewing borrowing conditions
      • Empowering clients through self service – Course reserve, borrowing, holds
      • New learning support model
      • Collaborative learning and individual learning spaces
    • the transformation
    • colour and furniture design denotes intended use of the space
      kelvin grove library project: levels 2 - 6
      Individual Study Zone; Researcher’s Study Centre
      Individual Study Zone; Collection
      Collaborative Study Zone; Collection
      Collaborative Study Zone; Training Room; Collection
      Entry & Exit; Collaborative Study Zone; Training Room
      Periodical Collection – Open Access
    • How good does the new #QUT Kelvin Grove library look?! There are books on the ceiling!!
    • Before and after...
    • I can’t say it enough. The new QUT Kelvin Grove library is wonderful.
    • Before and after...
    • Wow oh wow! Went to the uni library today (on my own will) and it looks snazzy. I’m actually going to spend more time at #QUT this year now.
    • @QUT lovin’ the new library at KG! #winning !
    • Re-designed library is pretty freaking cool. It smells like new car in here! (@ QUT Kelvin Grove Library) http://4sq.com/eUP3mn
      this is the place to be!
      (@ QUT Kelvin Grove Library)
    • “Students talk about it – they like to hang out there”.
      Fashion Lecturer
    • “Thanks very much for the tour of the library yesterday.  Everyone walked away impressed.  We visited a number of facilities yesterday and I’m happy to report that the library was by far the standout attraction.”
      CI Lecturer involved in CI Precincts Project
    • Congratulations on the ‘new’ library. I spent some time in there this morning just walking around and admiring the renovations and the views. I really enjoyed the innovation above the timber staircase and ended up on Level 6 peacefully browsing the journals.
      The building has a lovely feel and is bright and inviting and today it’s also full of students so even better.
      Education Head of School
    • project outcomes
      • Our spaces have been transformed into vibrant, energetic leaning spaces;
      • Our libraries are community hubs for their campuses;
      • Learning spaces have been designed for either collaborative study or individual study;
      • At Kelvin Grove: PCs have increased by 150, an additional 200+ study spaces, and bookable meeting spaces increased from 8 to 15;
      • Spaces have been designed for flexibility – limited use of fixed joinery, and maximum use of flexible furniture;
      • Less frequently used items have been transferred to the Library Store ~ an additional 30% of floor space for learning areas.
    • thank you for your interest!