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Conclusion

Abstract:

Chapter 7 provides a summary of the text. It also enumerates challenges in meeting the changing needs of faculty and students; provides various trends impacting academic library design; describes strategies for effective planning; and explains the continuing relevance of libraries in higher education today and into the future. Specific “take-aways” from this text are provided for the time-crunched reader.

Key words

changing role of academic library spaces

information technology

IT

planning

relevance of libraries

return on investment

trends

Introduction

Academic library design, especially interior design, has changed significantly over the years. Once libraries were constructed to hold books and provide users with ...

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