Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Places for the Process

From “Library Spaces for the Scholarship Process” (EDUCAUSE Review), an interview with UCLA University Librarian Gary Strong:
To me, use of the new spaces is not just about the process of discovery. How can these spaces also be used in the process of sharing scholarship? Our traditional way in libraries has been to buy the finished scholarship, put it on the shelf, and serve it up. I want libraries to be much more involved in the sharing, episodically or snapshot‑wise, of the scholarship that is being created as groups get together in these new library spaces.