Sooner or later! – Have e-books turned the page?
VALA 2004 CONCURRENT SESSION 3: eBooks
Associate Director, Customer Services, Bond University Library
Electronic Services Librarian, Bond University Library
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Electronic journals have become well established in their various formats in university libraries while electronic books are still struggling to find their place. The notion that ebooks are a solution in search of a problem” still has some currency as libraries negotiate the various licensing and access issues associated with e-books. This paper will explore the theoretical and practical issues of implementing e-books in the tertiary education environment. Experiences at Bond University where the School of IT and the Library are collaborating to experiment with e-book solutions for IT students will be used to illustrate progress.
VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 5: Library Spaces
Tuesday 5 February 2008, 14:35 - 15:05
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2008-proceedings/vala2008-session-5-abbott
Associate Director, Information (Customer Services), Bond University
Associate Director, Information (Corporate Services), Bond University
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In the past decade, academic libraries have experienced dramatic change. Various developments including new information and communication technologies and new pedagogies as well as changes in how students learn are transforming the traditional role of libraries. In response, libraries are adopting a broader educational role in creating flexible, technology-rich learning spaces. This paper will trace the progress of a major library refurbishment project at Bond University illustrating how these trends have shaped the project. The paper will describe the project initiation, stakeholder input, the role of the architect, and the design stage.