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Envisioning the Skylab: The New University of West Florida Libraries 21st Century Learning Space

Ray Uzwyshyn, Ph.D. MLIS, Head Digital and Learning Technologies, UWF Libraries


Technology and Spatial Design UWF’s Skylab: Three Interlocking Learning Technology Components • Information Literacy Classroom • Multimedia Studio • Media Conversion Center Unifying Theme: Digital Literacy


SPACE 1: INFORMATION LITERACY CLASSROOM Main Equipment Components 30x - Dell Optiplex PCs 1x - Infocus digital projector 3x – Large Format 27# LCD Screens 1x - Epson Large Format flatbed photo scanner PQA Industrial Printer

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Longer Lists and Specs Available

$42,240 $1,439.99 $1,264.00 $2,879 4,380.89

$61,198.46


LEAVING AN OLD CLASSROOM/COMPUTER LAB SPATIAL PARADIGM Room 40ft x 38 ft C=Computer Computer tables approx 7ft long LCD tables approx 6 ft long

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SKYLAB REIMAGINES THE LEARNING GRID SPACE FOR 21ST CENTURY

Open New Synergies for Collaboration, New Vistas For Learning Possibilities of the 21st Century Network


Fifth Floor Existing Blueprints Rough Sketch Overlay

Reimagining of Learning Space Through Lens of New Technological Possibility

(Given to University Telecom, Furniture Procurement, Contractor University Architecture & Engineering Services Assigned Project Manager)


Information Literacy Classroom Various Technologically Enhanced Spaces For Learning & Collaboration Guided By Technology Possibilities:

Evolutionary Design Process

Comfortable Seating, Mobile Desks, Enhanced Electrical/Data Ports Non Traditional Classroom Capabilities


MULTIMEDIA STUDIO & MEDIA CONVERSION CENTER

Open Permeable Boundaries Between Studio, Conversion Center and Classroom, Open Office For Skylab Manager


MULTIMEDIA STUDIO SERVICES ENABLED Image Editing Scanning Assistance CD/DVD Creation Digital Audio/Video Capacity Podcasting Website Creation and Design Multimedia Website Specialized Student Digital Literacy Projects

Keyword for 21st Century Libraries: Digital Literacy


MULTIMEDIA STUDIO Main Equipment Components (Hardware & Software) 2 Multimedia Macs with Dual Monitors Digital Camcorders Digital Cameras Flatbed Slide Scanners Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Suite of Software) Apple Final Cut Pro (Digital Video) Total $32,18.00


MEDIA CONVERSION CENTER TWO TIERS OF SERVICES ENABLED Format Conversion Audio/Video Analog to Digital Oral History Projects Video History Projects Public History Special Collections Projects Online Digital Archives


MEDIA CONVERSION CENTER Hardware & Software Main Components Cassette to MP3 Conversion Hardware VHS to DVD Conversion Hardware Multimedia port enhanced PC TB Hard drives for Storage Large Format (11x17) Scanner with Slide/Negative Capabilities Headphones & Audio Conversion Software (Audition) Video Conversion/Editing Software (Vegas)


SPACE, TECHNOLOGY, LEARNING

Synergies, Collaboration Third Space for Learning. Intellectual Development CrossFertilization of Projects, People and Skillsets.

Information Literacy Classroom Activities

Multimedia Studio Activities

Technology

Media Conversion Center Activities Permeable Boundaries


FUTURE PROOFING Three Pieces of Pragmatic Advice


PLAN FOR ELECTRICAL DATA

Dataports and Electrical Outlets:Diagrams for Telecom, Contractors & Committee Investigate Fiber Optics ,Cable Management Trays & Adequate Power Supplies


PLAN FOR HUMAN RESOURCES Skylab Technology Manager Student Assistants for Extended Lab Hours Allocate Budgetary Contingency Money for First Year ($)5000.00 Start search early to have manager In place before lab opening


PLAN FOR FUTURE VISION SKYLAB PART II: RECLAIMING THE OUTDOOR SPACE

Wireless Access Points, Indoor/Outdoor Future Mobile Computing Possibilities


HANDOUTS, BINDERS & DOCUMENTS Handouts: Tech. Equipment , Schematics Skylab Conceptualization/Grant Binders Complete Hardware, Software Tech. Specifications Skylab Log with Primary Documents Presentations (email:ruzwyshyn@uwf.edu)


FUTURE VIEWS

If you build it, they will come. -- Shoeless Joe Jackson. Every successful building project is a compromise. All parties concerned get what no one wanted and the public then calls it art. --- Frank Gehry.


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