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By Charles Forrest, Martin Halbert

ISBN-10: 0810861003

ISBN-13: 9780810861008

ISBN-10: 0810866501

ISBN-13: 9780810866508

A box advisor to the data Commons describes the emergence of the concept that of the knowledge commons in libraries and its quick unfold and adoption, and encompasses a number of contributed articles and descriptive, based entries for numerous details commons in libraries.

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Opening an information commons in a library often requires the library staff to rethink some of their existing policies. Many information commons allow food and drink in their facilities as one means of enhancing the social nature of the space. The ramifications of this policy are the need for increased maintenance and trash pickup, which should be planned in advance of the opening of the facility. At some institutions, the noise level in the information commons disturbs some users. At Indiana University, the staff addressed this issue of students needing advanced technologies in quiet settings by opening a second information commons, designated as quiet space, on a different floor.

53. Tompkins, “Quality in Community College Libraries,” 506–25. 54. Jerry D. asp (accessed August 18, 2006). 55. “Indiana U’s IC2,” Library Journal 130 (May 1, 2005): 15. 56. asp (accessed August 17, 2006). 57. Martin Halbert, “Lessons from the Information Commons Frontier,” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 25 (March 1999): 90–91. In the same issue of The Journal of Academic Librarianship, Philip Tramdack cautioned of potential conflict between the design of the information commons and users’ expectations for library spaces: “Traditional library users may be sympathetic in acknowledging a complex function addressed by the idea of the IC.

At Middlebury College, a small, liberal arts institution, an entirely new library building opened in 2004. This new building houses the center for teaching, learning, and research, which includes offices for the tutoring program, writing center, first-year program, and others. Its main floor includes reference and help desks, a media lab, and a café. While these are all typical features of an information commons, Middlebury does not use that terminology to describe its facility. The Information Commons at Dickinson College is another small college example.

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