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Future academic libraries: a UTS view


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

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Future academic libraries: a UTS view

  1. 1. UTS: Imagining & Building our Library of the Future @malbooth
  2. 2. LIBRARY RETRIEVAL SYSTEM Underground LEARNING COMMONS Relocated & upgraded UTS Library Student vision
  3. 3. From book storage to media suites , new learning spaces & much improved search & discovery LRS Movie
  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: 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:
  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 iLelhZHb3G8 </li></ul></ul>