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Information Commons Executive Summary

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Agenda  Overview of Information Commons  Toolkit overview  Usability  Key Issues  Goals for completion

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Overview: Information Commons Library :: content

Computers :: technology

Professionals :: services

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Information Commons: Collaborative Structure Media Services

Library Collection

Reference/ Instruction

Information Desk

Learning Services

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Electronic Resources

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Overview: Toolkit  Written in non-technical human-speak  High degree of attention to layout/design  If it looks good they’re more likely to use it

 Interactive features

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Overview: Audience The toolkit is appropriate for use by academic library managers, planning committees, facilities development committees, or any other interested parties.

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Overview: Scope  General in scope  Non-technical

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Overview: Focus  Defining the Information Commons  Understanding the Information

Commons  Collaborative/integrative  When is the Information Commons not

the right model?

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Overview: Focus  Planning  Long-range  Needs assessments  Hiring the architect  Fundraising and community support

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Overview: Focus  Examples  Facilities  Websites/virtual tours

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Key Issues  Resources  Information overload  Conflicting information  Scope  How general is too general?  When is enough enough?

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Goals for Completion

Indexing

Publication

Interactivity

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Summary  Information Commons an extremely viable integrated

services model  Toolkit  Accessible means of tackling weighty theoretical

underpinnings  Valuable during pre-planning  Formatting wrinkles to be ironed out  Thanks

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Information Commons toolkit presentation