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Most libraries are going through a space transition. They are moving from Print only collections to digital copies. The issue is particularly difficult for librarians who are faced with lack of space for staff, collections and seating. The ITHAKA report is a good place to examine the latest thinking on the subject.
From our perspective, it’s quite possible that the transition from print to digital will speed up even faster in the next couple of years. The cost of building new space is going up and the need for social / educational learning spaces is increasing exponentially.
We know the students need information and technology literacy as much as, if not more than, standard reading literacy. That’s not to say that books aren’t an important part of their overall learning process, but they’re a tool like any other. The transformation of library space is continuing…check in to find out more.
Digital collaboration is a very important aspect of the learning environment. In the future, more and more work will be online and at the library. This type of learning will be like a perpetual kindergarten, requiring users to constantly learn how to master IT technologies.
Edutopia’s academics discuss the importance of technology in the learning environment and we agree its important for libraries to consider. Over the years, our library programming has expanded from building programs to e-Campus and e-Library development. For NATO we developed a Digital Asset Management plan that focused on e-learning and discovery.
Take a look at the Online Learning Web Site. EBSS developed this web site for librarians who are considering library and IT development. There are tools that can be used as low cost solutions for the special library.
Your not alone in the development of your special library. E-library development can be harnessed for success…go for it!!