On 03/04/18 22:05, Rob Gibson wrote:
> ... develop into a commons (outside of a library) ...
It would look like a library, as that is what a library is: the
original university "hub".
With most books now on-line, in the basement, or off-site, the
"library" is now the quintessential all-purpose hub.
> Should it target faculty or students? (or both?) ...
> Should it include self-serve technologies?
> What type of personnel should be housed there?
Start with librarians, but include technical and educational specialists.
> Should it include a computer lab?
Yes, but don't forget the cafe: the most important facility. ;-)
> What types of services would it include? ...
Student and staff support. With most students and staff remote and
on-line, the hub might be the *only building* a teaching institution needs.
> Should it be open 24/7?
ps: One of my favorite hubs is UBC's Irving K Barber Learning Centre.
Architect Gili Meerovitch provided a metaphor for evolving education, by
wrapping 21st century building around three sides of the 1925 library.
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