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SPACE THE FUTURE FRONTIER Don Albrecht Jennifer S. Kutzik Colorado State University Libraries. Our Enterprise. CSU enrollment = 24,700 Academic research library 109 faculty/staff, 106 student workers Major space expansion started 1994. Sheet Flow Disaster - 1997. Our Enterprise.

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Space the future frontier don albrecht jennifer s kutzik colorado state university libraries

SPACE THE FUTURE FRONTIERDon AlbrechtJennifer S. KutzikColorado State University Libraries

Computers in Libraries 2005


Our enterprise

Our Enterprise

  • CSU enrollment = 24,700

  • Academic research library

  • 109 faculty/staff, 106 student workers

  • Major space expansion started 1994

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Sheet flow disaster 1997

Sheet Flow Disaster - 1997

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Our enterprise1

Our Enterprise

  • Space expansion completed 1998

  • Currently planning future space use

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Welcome to the mother ship

Welcome to the Mother Ship

  • Five floors in Morgan (main) Library

  • Electronic Information Commons (EIC)

    • – 240 workstations

  • 3 teaching labs totaling 70 workstations

  • 4 assistive technology rooms

  • 2 “smart” group study rooms

  • 9 group study rooms

  • 6 scanning workstations

  • 2 open workstations

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Space appeal

Space Appeal

  • Location

  • Architecture

  • Focal points

  • Color

  • Amenities

  • Open space

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What s the mission

What’s The Mission?

  • Accommodate change

    • Emphasis on technology

    • Individual study habits

    • Collaborative learning

    • Assistive technology demands

  • Preserve personal space

  • Provide group space

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Significant debates

Significant Debates

  • Relaxing food & noise rules

  • Start a laptop checkout service

  • Add productivity tools to EIC

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Relaxing food noise rules

Pros

Matches desires

More inviting

Director wants it

Cons

Affect on facility

Noise/food cops

Staff resistance

Relaxing Food & Noise Rules

Results:

  • Staff flocks to coffee cart

  • Facility still clean enough

  • Enforcement not problematic

  • Patron usage increases

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Checkout laptop service

Pros

Matches needs

Bragging rights

Director wants it

Cons

Theft & abuse

Connectivity issues

Tech Support cost

Checkout Laptop Service

  • Results:

    • Overwhelming support by students

    • Expanded from 20 to 120 laptops

    • Theft and abuse not significant

    • Major Tech Support & Circulation issues

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Add productivity tools to eic

Pros

Strong user demand

Can’t block e-mail

Success of laptops

Director wants it

Cons

Staff resistance

Loss of EIC focus

Lack of equipment

Tech Support issues

Add Productivity Tools to EIC

Results:

  • Overwhelming usage by students

  • Positioned to support campus technology

  • PC security has become a major issue

  • Significant Tech Support issues

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Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

What Worked For CSU

  • Checkout laptop service (at a cost)

  • Wireless computing (at a cost)

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Adjacent spaces

Adjacent Spaces

  • Electronic Information Labs are adjacent to the Electronic Information Center

  • Labs are opened for general use as needed

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What worked for csu

What Worked For CSU

  • Relaxing food and

    noise rules

  • More group

    study rooms

  • More assistive

    technology

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Gate count vs enrollment

Gate Count vs. Enrollment

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Lessons learned1

Lessons Learned

What Did Not Work For CSU

  • E-mail only workstations

  • Thin client workstations

  • Single assistive technology room

  • Laptops older than 3 years

  • Waiting until all questions were answered to move ahead

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Future frontiers

Future Frontiers

  • Continue laptop checkout service

  • Checkout portable projection kits

  • Continue group & quiet zones

  • Search for

    multiple-use

    public spaces

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To boldly go

To Boldly Go …

  • Use of portable dividing walls?

  • Size of on-site collection?

  • Support/promote online chat?

    (chatty Ask-A-Librarian)

  • Hours of operation?

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Where to put 2 000 more seats

Where to put 2,000 more seats?

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Space the future frontier

Space: The Future Frontier

Don Albrecht

Colorado State University Libraries

970.491.3423

Don.Albrecht@ColoState.Edu

Jennifer S. Kutzik

Colorado State University Libraries

970.491.2503

Jennifer.Kutzik@ColoState.Edu

http://lib.colostate.edu/

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