Bringing technology and academia together: The making of Digital Social Science Lab

The Library Lab

For many years the books and shelves have been retreating from the physical (academic) library space. The space that is gained has with success been used for reading halls and study environment. And it has worked out just well; the students of today have realized the value of getting out of their home to go to place that is made for reading, study and learning without any distractions like the fact that they really rather want to do the dishes than read another chapter on Foucault.

I strongly believe that the access to help with information seeking from librarians plays a big part of this success but when you break it down, the study environment of the library is very much about chairs and tables. To that you can add a variation of different kind of student environment, e.g. group rooms, lounge areas, small study hubs and large reading halls…

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Acerca de Ignacio Gallego

bibliotecario flâneur | embedded librarian | in libraries + architecture + travel + history
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