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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/

Computers in Libraries 2005