library, digital media, knowledge
"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:
 Networked management of perpetual real-time flow of knowledge
 User generated experiential spaces
 Barrier free access to emergent knowledge communities"
Swartz, Laura Elizabeth, "Fixed - Flow: The Emergent Library" (2009). Architecture Thesis Prep. 40.