Library Spaces: New Values, New Functions

Coravu, Robert Library Spaces: New Values, New Functions., 2010 . In BIBLIO 2010: Innovation within libraries, Brasov, Romania, 3 June - 5 June 2010. [Conference paper]

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This paper analyses the change of library spaces generated by the advent of Information Age and some contemporary trends in their organization, with a particular reference to academic libraries. The possibility of the remote access to the library collections and services, via Internet, generated the first discussions about “library without walls”. At symbolic level, it’s the first change of the traditional library spaces determined by the digital environment. Afterwards, the changes affected also the physical spaces of the library, which had to adapt themselves to the new landscape of information and communication, including to the changes in users’ information behaviour. Today, library spaces have some new values and functions comparatively with those of the traditional libraries.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: library buildings; library spaces; academic libraries
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DD. Academic libraries.
K. Housing technologies. > KZ. None of these, but in this section.
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Robert Coravu
Date deposited: 29 Apr 2011
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:19


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