Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Future academic libraries: a UTS view

2,678 views

Published on

Presentation made at ILI 2010 in October, London, UK.

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

Future academic libraries: a UTS view

  1. 1. UTS: Imagining & Building our Library of the Future http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPPhbFgAs4 @malbooth
  2. 2. LIBRARY RETRIEVAL SYSTEM Underground LEARNING COMMONS Relocated & upgraded UTS Library Student vision http://www.youtube.com/user/UTSLibrary#p/a/u/0/G8TnzAdGnqI
  3. 3. From book storage to media suites , new learning spaces & much improved search & discovery LRS Movie http://www.flickr.com/photos/malbooth/4118722777/in/set-72157622773616682/
  4. 4. UTS LRS capacity c.900,000 items Browse within:
  5. 5. RFID Image by Maschinenjunge <ul><li>Not only: </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking </li></ul><ul><li>But also: </li></ul><ul><li>Location & guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Smarter library </li></ul><ul><li>Assisting IL </li></ul>
  6. 6. Welcoming, Porous, Invisible security, 14,000 sq m, 250k items on open access
  7. 7. <ul><li>Study spaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participatory design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing behaviours out/in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club-like? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Merged digital & physical Amsterdam Public Library, photo: Alex Byrne From passive consumers to active trend-setters & explorers
  9. 9. <ul><li>Partnering with research & publishing </li></ul>From passive collectors to active collectors, publishers, creators, curators
  10. 10. <ul><li>for conversation </li></ul><ul><li>for debate </li></ul><ul><li>for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>adaptable </li></ul><ul><li>scalable within </li></ul>Flexible learning spaces
  11. 11. New service model We will make some progress in 2010
  12. 12. Sustainability Designed for & modelling sustainable operations, procurement, travel, relationships
  13. 13. Cultural & Social hub Image: http://davidgarciastudio.blogspot.com/2009/07/archive-series.html From service provider to cultural, learning & community hub
  14. 14. Work spaces & people: Mobile, Connected, Visible, Agile Adaptable & Open
  15. 15. <ul><li>You already know how to use it! </li></ul>Image: http://www.flickr.com/people/korosirego/
  16. 16. What do our future students want? Meaningful signage Thematic identity Natural light! Greenery, trees Curved spaces Decent ceilings Customisable, open spaces & atriums Art Obvious sustainability Comfy chairs Lack of rules Extended learning Randomness Gaming/media spaces Grand entry area Water features Intuitive technology Imagine compilation
  17. 17. <ul><li>What our people need (IMHO) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A decent tertiary or other relevant qualification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to communicate in various ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A genuine and engaging personality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obvious enthusiasm or passion for their field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Original ideas & a creative spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence of the application of these skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to work with others & individually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing video http://www.youtube.com/user/UTSLibrary#p/a/u/1/ iLelhZHb3G8 </li></ul></ul>

×