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Building an Information Commons at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Library: A Case Study

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Author(s)

Nancy Allmang, Rosa Liu

Abstract

With the advent of the new Knowledge Society, libraries need to review user zones and services to see that they continue to provide features customers want and need. Research libraries must now offer spaces and places for people to come together, as in the English Commons of old, to share ideas and technologies. They must also heed the call of the open access movement and begin to play a part in it. The article discusses how the Research Library of the National Institute of Standards and Technology has transformed its physical and virtual spaces over the past year and a half into a comprehensive InfoCommons.
Citation
LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal
Volume
15
Issue
No. 1

Keywords

information commons, library planning, library redesign, library renovation, library space planning, library technology, NIKE, NIST library, open access

Citation

Allmang, N. and Liu, R. (2005), Building an Information Commons at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Library: A Case Study, LIBRES: Library and Information Science Research Electronic Journal (Accessed May 22, 2024)

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Created March 1, 2005, Updated February 17, 2017