Watch this space!

designing a new library for Macquarie University

Maxine Brodie

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    Abstract

    Macquarie University is implementing a number of inter-related long-term strategies to deliver a new-generation library service that is client-centric rather than library-centric. In response to changing client expectations and to our University's new strategy, we are making significant changes to service delivery, by redefining staff roles and our organisational structure, and by rebuilding our physical and electronic presence. This paper, one of a series, focuses on changes to the Library⿿s physical presence, and provides the background to the decision to construct a new client-centred library building that reaffirms the Library's centrality to research and learning. This paper provides a high-level overview of the key design concepts and the design process, including the utilisation of automated storage technologies to maximise the space available for clients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVALA 2008 Libraries
    Subtitle of host publicationchanging spaces, virtual places
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventVALA 2008 14th Biennial Conference and Exhibition : Libraries : changing places, virtual spaces - Melbourne, Vic.
    Duration: 5 Feb 20087 Feb 2008

    Conference

    ConferenceVALA 2008 14th Biennial Conference and Exhibition : Libraries : changing places, virtual spaces
    CityMelbourne, Vic.
    Period5/02/087/02/08

    Keywords

    • academic libraries
    • library building design
    • library automated storage technologies

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    Brodie, M. (2008). Watch this space! designing a new library for Macquarie University. In VALA 2008 Libraries: changing spaces, virtual places