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Small Changes - Big Difference: Bournemouth University Library and its learning community.

Ball, D., Beard, J. and Dale, P., 2009. Small Changes - Big Difference: Bournemouth University Library and its learning community. In: World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, 19 -21 August 2009, Turin. (Unpublished)

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The design of The Sir Michael Cobham Library at Bournemouth University (BU) represents an holistic approach to meeting student expectations. This paper will consider how the latest innovations in Library design are shaped by technology and learning. Parallels will be drawn with the libraries of the ancient world, printing revolution of the fifteenth century and their impact on learning. Best practice was used in the design of BU Library and continues to inform enhancements to the learning space. The big differences made by small changes are discussed; especially the changes in the boundary between group social and silent study space to ensure that library buildings are still seen as relevant in an increasingly digital world. The student experience at BU is enhanced by innovative pedagogical frameworks that bring together learning activities and academically- led quality e-resources within the unit of study. In this environment the JISC (2007) description of ICT “fading into the foreground” becomes a reality as students embrace new technologies and own the library space in which they are available.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Group:Academic Services
ID Code:10619
Deposited By: Penny Dale LEFT
Deposited On:31 Aug 2009 04:02
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:23


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