A Field Guide to the Information Commons
Edited by Charles Forrest, Martin Halbert.
"Our sources of information, and the practices we use to find it, are in a period of rapid flux. Libraries must respond by selecting, acquiring, and making accessible a host of new information resources, developing innovative services, and building different types of spaces to support changing user behaviors and patterns of learning. A Field Guide to the Information Commons describes an emerging library service model that embodies all three spheres of response: new information resources, collaborative service programs, and redesigned staff and user spaces."
"Technology has enabled new forms of information-seeking behavior and scholarship, causing a renovation of libraries that revisits the idea of the ‘commons’ -- a public place that is free to be used by everyone. A Field Guide to the Information Commons describes the emergence, growth, and adoption of the concept of the information commons in libraries. This book includes a variety of contributed articles, and descriptive, structured entries for various information commons in libraries across the country and around the world."--Jacket.
Plymouth, U.K. ; Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
xv, 197 p. : ill., plans ; 26
Databases and Information Systems | Education
Forrest, Charles; Halbert, Martin; and Lippincott, Joan, "A Field Guide to the Information Commons" (2009). Brockport Bookshelf. 271.