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March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20051 SPACE THE FUTURE FRONTIER Don Albrecht Jennifer S. Kutzik Colorado State University Libraries Slide 2 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20052 Our Enterprise CSU enrollment = 24,700 Academic research library 109 faculty/staff, 106 student workers Major space expansion started 1994 Slide 3 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20053 Sheet Flow Disaster - 1997 Slide 4 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20054 Our Enterprise Space expansion completed 1998 Currently planning future space use Slide 5 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20055 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 Slide 6 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20056 Space Appeal Location Architecture Focal points Color Amenities Open space Slide 7 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20057 Whats The Mission? Accommodate change Emphasis on technology Individual study habits Collaborative learning Assistive technology demands Preserve personal space Provide group space Slide 8 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20058 Significant Debates 1)Relaxing food & noise rules 2)Start a laptop checkout service 3)Add productivity tools to EIC Slide 9 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 20059 Relaxing Food & Noise Rules Pros Matches desires More inviting Director wants it Cons Affect on facility Noise/food cops Staff resistance Results: Staff flocks to coffee cart Facility still clean enough Enforcement not problematic Patron usage increases Slide 10 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200510 Checkout Laptop Service Pros Matches needs Bragging rights Director wants it Cons Theft & abuse Connectivity issues Tech Support cost Results: Overwhelming support by students Expanded from 20 to 120 laptops Theft and abuse not significant Major Tech Support & Circulation issues Slide 11 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200511 Add Productivity Tools to EIC Pros Strong user demand Cant block e-mail Success of laptops Director wants it Cons Staff resistance Loss of EIC focus Lack of equipment Tech Support issues Results: Overwhelming usage by students Positioned to support campus technology PC security has become a major issue Significant Tech Support issues Slide 12 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200512 Lessons Learned What Worked For CSU Checkout laptop service (at a cost) Wireless computing (at a cost) Slide 13 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200513 Adjacent Spaces Electronic Information Labs are adjacent to the Electronic Information Center Labs are opened for general use as needed Slide 14 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200514 What Worked For CSU Relaxing food and noise rules More group study rooms More assistive technology Slide 15 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200515 Gate Count vs. Enrollment Slide 16 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200516 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 Slide 17 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200517 Future Frontiers Continue laptop checkout service Checkout portable projection kits Continue group & quiet zones Search for multiple-use public spaces Slide 18 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200518 To Boldly Go Use of portable dividing walls? Size of on-site collection? Support/promote online chat? (chatty Ask-A-Librarian) Hours of operation? Slide 19 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200519 Where to put 2,000 more seats? Slide 20 March 18, 2005Computers in Libraries 200520 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/