from paper repositories          to 21st century learning environments<br />Vicki McDonald<br />Associate Director (Librar...
Overview of presentation<br /><ul><li>QUT and QUT Library
The project objectives
Before the transformation
After the transformation
Project outcomes</li></li></ul><li>Queensland:astateofdiversity<br />
Image of Gardens Point Campus<br />Student Population	~40,000 (inc. 6 000 overseas students)<br />Staff Population		~  4,0...
QUT Libraries: the Facts<br />Staff		150 FTE<br />Budget		AUD$12.5m = US$13.5m<br />plus Library Resource Allocation<br />...
the opportunity<br />Federal Government initiative:  <br />BURF  [better universities renewal fund]<br />QUT received $15....
building profiles<br />Kelvin Grove <br />Built in 1979<br />4 710 m2 across 6 levels<br />Gardens Point<br />Built in 198...
before the transformation<br />
project objectives<br /><ul><li>Transform libraries from paper based repositories to learning spaces that meet the needs o...
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.</li></li></ul><li>environmental influences<br /><ul><li>Increasi...
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</li></li></ul><li>the transformation<br />
colour  and furniture design denotes intended use of the space<br />kelvin  grove library project: levels 2 - 6<br />Indiv...
How good does the new #QUT Kelvin Grove library look?! There are books on the ceiling!!<br /> http://twitpic.com/499vhe<br />
Before and after...<br />
I can’t say it enough. The new QUT Kelvin Grove library is wonderful. <br />#qutlibrary<br />
Before and after...<br />
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 lovin’ the new library at KG! #winning !<br />
Re-designed library is pretty freaking cool. It smells like new car in here! (@ QUT Kelvin Grove Library) http://4sq.com/e...
“Students talk about it – they like to hang out there”.<br />Fashion Lecturer<br />
“Thanks very much for the tour of the library yesterday.  Everyone walked away impressed.  We visited a number of faciliti...
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  1. 1. from paper repositories to 21st century learning environments<br />Vicki McDonald<br />Associate Director (Library Services)<br /> Client Services and Learning Support<br />Queensland University of Technology<br />
  2. 2. Overview of presentation<br /><ul><li>QUT and QUT Library
  3. 3. The project objectives
  4. 4. Before the transformation
  5. 5. After the transformation
  6. 6. Project outcomes</li></li></ul><li>Queensland:astateofdiversity<br />
  7. 7. Image of Gardens Point Campus<br />Student Population ~40,000 (inc. 6 000 overseas students)<br />Staff Population ~ 4,000<br />Campuses Gardens Point (city campus)<br /> Kelvin Grove (city campus)<br /> Caboolture (joint facility)<br /> one hour driving from City<br />
  8. 8. QUT Libraries: the Facts<br />Staff 150 FTE<br />Budget AUD$12.5m = US$13.5m<br />plus Library Resource Allocation<br /> AUD$10.25m = US$11.1m<br />4<br /> Branch Libraries<br />Gardens Point <br />Law Library<br />Kelvin Grove<br />Caboolture<br />
  9. 9. the opportunity<br />Federal Government initiative: <br />BURF [better universities renewal fund]<br />QUT received $15.5m in 2008 to upgrade libraries.<br />the decision<br /> Mid-life upgrade of Kelvin Grove Library<br />minor upgrade of Level 4 of Gardens Point Library<br />the architects<br />James Cubitt Architects and PeddleThorp<br />
  10. 10. building profiles<br />Kelvin Grove <br />Built in 1979<br />4 710 m2 across 6 levels<br />Gardens Point<br />Built in 1981<br />8 876 m2 across 7 levels, <br />with Information Commons on Level 2<br />
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  27. 27. project objectives<br /><ul><li>Transform libraries from paper based repositories to learning spaces that meet the needs of 21st century students;
  28. 28. That the Library would enhance its identification as a “community hub “ on the campus;
  29. 29. Learning spaces would be designed for either collaborative study or individual study;
  30. 30. The provision of PCs and study spaces would be increased;
  31. 31. Design and fit-out would allow future flexibility with minimal expenditure, e.g. Limited use of built-in joinery;
  32. 32. To relegate low use collection items to an offsite store.</li></li></ul><li>environmental influences<br /><ul><li>Increasing eCollections / Decreasing print collections
  33. 33. Decreasing physical loans
  34. 34. Reviewing borrowing conditions
  35. 35. Empowering clients through self service – Course reserve, borrowing, holds
  36. 36. New learning support model
  37. 37. Collaborative learning and individual learning spaces</li></li></ul><li>the transformation<br />
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  41. 41. colour and furniture design denotes intended use of the space<br />kelvin grove library project: levels 2 - 6<br />Individual Study Zone; Researcher’s Study Centre<br />Individual Study Zone; Collection<br />Collaborative Study Zone; Collection <br />Collaborative Study Zone; Training Room; Collection <br />Entry & Exit; Collaborative Study Zone; Training Room<br />Periodical Collection – Open Access<br />
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  43. 43. How good does the new #QUT Kelvin Grove library look?! There are books on the ceiling!!<br /> http://twitpic.com/499vhe<br />
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  48. 48. Before and after...<br />
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  50. 50. I can’t say it enough. The new QUT Kelvin Grove library is wonderful. <br />#qutlibrary<br />
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  55. 55. 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.<br />
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  61. 61. @QUT lovin’ the new library at KG! #winning !<br />
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  72. 72. Re-designed library is pretty freaking cool. It smells like new car in here! (@ QUT Kelvin Grove Library) http://4sq.com/eUP3mn<br />this is the place to be! <br />(@ QUT Kelvin Grove Library)<br />
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  74. 74. “Students talk about it – they like to hang out there”.<br />Fashion Lecturer<br />
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  76. 76. “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.”<br />CI Lecturer involved in CI Precincts Project <br />
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  84. 84. 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.<br />The building has a lovely feel and is bright and inviting and today it’s also full of students so even better.<br />Education Head of School<br />
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  88. 88. project outcomes<br /><ul><li>Our spaces have been transformed into vibrant, energetic leaning spaces;
  89. 89. Our libraries are community hubs for their campuses;
  90. 90. Learning spaces have been designed for either collaborative study or individual study;
  91. 91. At Kelvin Grove: PCs have increased by 150, an additional 200+ study spaces, and bookable meeting spaces increased from 8 to 15;
  92. 92. Spaces have been designed for flexibility – limited use of fixed joinery, and maximum use of flexible furniture;
  93. 93. Less frequently used items have been transferred to the Library Store ~ an additional 30% of floor space for learning areas. </li></li></ul><li>
  94. 94. thank you for your interest! <br />

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