The Information Commons at Lied Library

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Presents the development of the Information Commons in the new Lied Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, from conceptualization to realization. Discusses the goals of the facility, including the need to create a space that simultaneously supports access, collaboration, and production in scholarly endeavors. Also addresses the impact of the Information Commons concept on patterns of service, and illustrates the challenges in designing Information Commons workstations, including such considerations as user authentication and resources for those with disabilities.


Academic libraries – Barrier-free design; Disabled people; Information; Library users; People with disabilities; Reference services (Libraries); Service; Technology


Library and Information Science | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences


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