Authors/Contributors

Laura Elizabeth Swartz

Document Type

Thesis Prep

Publication Date

2009

Degree

M.ARCH I

Keywords

library, digital media, knowledge

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"Traditional academic library have been concerned with physically containing institutional collections. However, today we see a paradigm shift in knowledge transfer, a digital wave sweeping book and periodical collections off the shelves of these centralized containers to offsite storage warehouses...

"The Emergent Library will re-define and activate a current academic library (and the 'Learning Commons') by embracing technology - both physical hardware and digital models (web 2.0 and 3.0) in concept and structure - which allow for the following:

[1] Networked management of perpetual real-time flow of knowledge

[2] User generated experiential spaces

[3] Barrier free access to emergent knowledge communities"

Additional Information

Advisors: Marissa Tirone / Alexandra French / Mark Linder

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