Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Architect of learning - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Higher education - News

Architect of learning - The Boston Globe - Boston.com - Higher education - News

''There are the different mediums -- paper, digital, video. How do I combine these different pieces of information?" he asks. ''Today's library is where people challenge the information they get. It's a real cultural difference. Students don't care if it's a technology or content question, so the new demands on a library are tremendous. The biggest challenge in any of these facilities is how to integrate technology and knowledge. The goal is one-stop shopping."
For several years I've watched as library design has focused on user needs. This article and others more recently are drawing a sharper focus to the question of design by suggesting the primary need is to create a learning space...