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Published on June 9, 2008

Author: scottishlibraries

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A description of the new library at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Presented by Jo Rowley at the CILIPS Centenary Conference on 4 Jun 2008.

An opportunity for change Jo Rowley Head of Library Services Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Some background university of 5000 students and 550 staff applied health sciences, drama and business originally the Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Science; 1875 Queen Margaret College in 1970s Queen Margaret University College in 1990s full University title in 2007

university of 5000 students and 550 staff

applied health sciences, drama and business

originally the Edinburgh School of Cookery and Domestic Science; 1875

Queen Margaret College in 1970s

Queen Margaret University College in 1990s

full University title in 2007

Re:locate project until summer 2007, 3 sites across Edinburgh 2 libraries relocated all sites to Craighall between June – December 2007 heavy investment in technology thin-client VOIP telephony smartcards Multi-Function Devices

until summer 2007, 3 sites across Edinburgh

2 libraries

relocated all sites to Craighall between June – December 2007

heavy investment in technology

thin-client

VOIP telephony

smartcards

Multi-Function Devices

Corstorphine library 2 sites somewhat dilapidated no expansion no flexibility

2 sites

somewhat dilapidated

no expansion

no flexibility

Leith library poorly located difficult to navigate spaces ill-defined

poorly located

difficult to navigate

spaces ill-defined

LRC design brief to be at the “heart” of the campus to be a learning space for students to be technology-rich to be environmentally friendly above all, to be flexible

to be at the “heart” of the campus

to be a learning space for students

to be technology-rich

to be environmentally friendly

above all, to be flexible

Space comparison general space up library/IT space up specialist down overall almost identical % Change Current Previous 13.5 2969m 2 2615m 2 General -32.2 2547m 2 3754m 2 Specialist 19.3 4392m 2 3682m 2 Library/IS -1.4 9908m 2 10051m 2 Total

general space up

library/IT space up

specialist down

overall almost identical

LRC environment (1) Choice of environments for Social learning Group learning Resource based learning Technology based learning Quiet learning Supported learning

Choice of environments for

Social learning

Group learning

Resource based learning

Technology based learning

Quiet learning

Supported learning

LRC environment (2) Study space:FTE ratio is 1:5 with 1000 seats Study space should merge with social space Combination of structured cabling and wireless >50% of seats to have terminal Definition of secure and non-secure areas Capability of 24/7 operation

Study space:FTE ratio is 1:5 with 1000 seats

Study space should merge with social space

Combination of structured cabling and wireless

>50% of seats to have terminal

Definition of secure and non-secure areas

Capability of 24/7 operation

LRC spaces for students

Overall plan

Books & Journals

Quiet study

Postgraduate study

Open access

Service desk

AV

Academic reserve

Assistive technology

Rapid access

Group study

Collaborative study (the Bridge!)

Study carrels

IT teaching labs

Silent study

Archive

LRC terraces

Since occupation epic list of snags problems with contractors need to be flexible on use signage students have taken over the space – fantastic!

epic list of snags

problems with contractors

need to be flexible on use

signage

students have taken over the space – fantastic!

What worked – or didn’t! Nay! need more group study rooms journal shelving no Speed-gates Yay! the move itself ISAs and Rovers

Nay!

need more group study rooms

journal shelving

no Speed-gates

Yay!

the move itself

ISAs and Rovers

Other opportunities new staffing structure: 3 teams: User Services, Technical Services and Liaison Services new communication strategies: implementing Web 2.0 technologies integration with local communities

new staffing structure:

3 teams: User Services, Technical Services and Liaison Services

new communication strategies: implementing Web 2.0 technologies

integration with local communities

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