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By Charles Forrest, Martin Halbert

A box consultant to the knowledge Commons describes the emergence of the idea that of the data commons in libraries and its fast unfold and adoption, and features a number of contributed articles and descriptive, dependent entries for numerous details commons in libraries.

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For both architects and institutions, the critical issue remains: what types of physical environments most successfully support learning in today’s academic setting? This chapter presents the issues inherent in the physical design of commons and solutions for creating spaces that are attractive, supportive, and responsive to change, context, and community—places where teaching, research, and scholarship will flourish. DESIGN FOR FLEXIBILITY At many institutions, the process of achieving large-scale changes to the built environment does not keep pace with student expectations and needs.

Weber, “The Influence of Computer Technology on Academic Library Buildings,” in Academic Librarianship: Past, Present, and Future: A Festschrift in Honor of David Kaser, ed. John Richardson, Jr. and Jinnie Y. : Libraries Unlimited, 1989), 13–29. 4. Murr and Williams, “The Roles of the Future Library,” 7. 5. Moran, “The Unintended Revolution in Academic Libraries,” 39. 6. Moran referred to John Naisbitt’s book, Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives (New York: Warner Books, 1982).

52. : Scarecrow Press, 1997), 163. 53. Tompkins, “Quality in Community College Libraries,” 506–25. 54. Jerry D. asp (accessed August 18, 2006). 55. “Indiana U’s IC2,” Library Journal 130 (May 1, 2005): 15. 56. asp (accessed August 17, 2006). 57. Martin Halbert, “Lessons from the Information Commons Frontier,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 25 (March 1999): 90–91. In the same issue of The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Philip Tramdack cautioned of potential conflict between the design of the information commons and users’ expectations for library spaces: “Traditional library users may be sympathetic in acknowledging a complex function addressed by the idea of the IC.

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