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Digital Social Science Center: an Information Commons for Graduate Social Science Students. Mary Giunta Head, Access Services & Technical Support, Lehman Library Jane Winland Director, Social Science Libraries

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Digital social science center an information commons for graduate social science students

Digital Social Science Center:an Information Commons for Graduate Social Science Students

Mary Giunta

Head, Access Services & Technical Support, Lehman Library

Jane Winland

Director, Social Science Libraries

Space 2.0: Small-Scale Library Redesign ProjectsOctober 3, 2008Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries


Information commons at columbia university libraries

Information Commons at Columbia University Libraries

  • University Librarian’s vision - information commons for:

    • Social Sciences

    • History & Humanities

    • Sciences & Engineering


Planning for the digital social science center

Planning for the Digital Social Science Center

  • Location

  • Project plan

  • Assessment

  • Equipment

  • Services & staffing

  • Program planning


Location

Location

  • East Reading Room over 5000 square feet

  • Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT) lab in this space already

  • Electronic Data Service directly below with a connecting staircase

  • Reference offices adjacent

  • Good lighting


Eds and cuit lab

EDS and CUIT Lab


Electronic data service

Electronic Data Service

  • Supports instruction and research that involve numeric and geo-spatial data resources.

  • Staff to provide support in the use of data with statistical and GIS applications

  • Service staffed by library staff and CUIT staff

  • High-end computers for processing large data sets

  • Equipment supplied and maintained by CUIT


Electronic data service1

Electronic Data Service

  • Joint venture between Libraries and CUIT

  • EDS model for DSSC

    • Staffing / service

    • Equipment

    • Software


Project plan

Project Plan

  • Program team assembled

  • Included various stakeholders

    • Libraries

    • CUIT

  • Finalize physical, equipment & staffing designs


Assessment

Assessment

  • Student survey

  • Focus groups

  • Faculty interviews

  • Lehman reference staff discussion


Assessment what we learned

Assessment: what we learned

  • More group study space

  • Scanning & printing are important

  • Presentation practice space

  • Quantitative data analysis software

  • Bibliographic software


Assessment what we learned1

Assessment: what we learned

  • Need to market our services better

  • Faculty not expecting students to use very sophisticated technology for assignments

  • Students go to peers and faculty for research & technology help before librarians


Assessment how we applied results

Assessment: how we applied results

  • Added presentation practice rooms

  • Added more scanners

  • Will moved color printer into CUIT / DSSC space

  • Decided to place the information / reference desk in the consultation room

  • LCD panels with group study tables in DSSC

  • Developing marketing strategies


Dssc objectives

DSSC Objectives

  • Flexible workspaces, furnishings, diverse software, and high-end equipment to support collaborative group study and research in the Social Sciences

  • Visible and easy access to professional staff who can assist users with research and technical support questions

  • Space, equipment, and software to support presentation practice

  • Integrate DSSC into the services and equipment now offered by Electronic Data Service and CUIT lab.


Cost estimates budgets

Cost Estimates & Budgets

  • Renovation

    • Construction

    • Furniture

  • Equipment

  • Staff


Floor plan body lawson architects

Floor Plan - Body Lawson Architects


Renovation

Renovation

  • Moved Government Documents & microfilm collections

  • Refurbished space

  • Converted office space into a consultation room. Opened it up with a glass wall

  • Created two presentation practice spaces


Dssc furniture

DSSC Furniture

  • Herman Miller

  • Collaborative Design

  • Multiple chairs per desk

  • Convenient electrical access

  • Convenient network access


Dssc equipment

DSSC Equipment

  • 22 Collaborative Workspaces - modular, open, accessible, attractive

  • Presentation Practice Space - 4-6 people with projection, technology

  • 4 Group Study Tables - large displays, laptop support

  • Consultation Space - 2 consulting spaces in enclosed office


Dssc collaborative workspaces

DSSC Collaborative Workspaces

  • 22 Spatial Data/Numeric Stations

    • Dell Precision T5400 stations with 30” LCD or dual 24” LCD

    • ArcInfo/ESRI, Stata, Google Earth Pro, more

    • Assistive technology (ADA) support

  • 5 Scanners

    • Four 8.5x14” with document feeder

    • One 11x17” oversized with document feeder

    • Abby FineReader software

  • 4 Video Editing Stations (existing lab locations)

    • Apple Mac Pro, two 23” Cinema Displays

    • Final Cut Pro Studio, Logic 8


Services staffing

Services & Staffing

  • Building on EDS model of service

    • Staff visible

    • Staff with different expertise available

      • Librarians

      • CUIT staff

      • Graduate students

  • Reassigning and retraining staff


Consultation room

Consultation Room

  • Staffed

    • Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm

    • Friday 11am-5pm

  • Support staff

    • Provide basic information assistance

    • Walkie-talkie to call librarian

  • Librarians


Staff training

Staff Training

  • Refreshers for all staff

    • Key databases

    • Key resources

  • Shared documentation with supervisor of CUIT lab

    • Documentation for DSSC

    • CUIT documentation for lab attendants


Dssc program

DSSC Program

  • Reference Services

  • Consultations

  • Training & Workshops

  • DSSC Webpage

  • Marketing Services

  • Assessment


  • Login