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NNU News | Groundbreaking ceremony set for NNU Learning Commons

NNU News | Groundbreaking ceremony set for NNU Learning Commons | Information Commons | Scoop.it
NNU has been a big part of my life. They are always getting bigger and better @nwnazarene: Big news. http://t.co/l2aJkgJ0r8”;
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Twitter / DelawareCCC: The Learning Commons at the ...

RT @DelawareCCC: The Learning Commons at the Marple Campus is now open! Check out the photo album on Facebook: https://t.co/5vNwITnd http://t.co/iLMsKzw0
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Transforming school libraries into learning commons environments | Open Book | The Information Professional

Transforming school libraries into learning commons environments | Open Book | The Information Professional | Information Commons | Scoop.it
“@jjvandyk: transformation of school libraries to a learning commons environment http://t.co/nQEwj9yT @MyBCLibrary” #UU_LIM "...school libraries are transforming to stay relevant in this global information economy and support the growing and...
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World Digital Library Home

World Digital Library Home | Information Commons | Scoop.it
The World Digital Library will make available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from cultures around the world, including manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films,...

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Open Culture is a great thing

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OU's South Green To Transform In Coming Years - WOUB

OU's South Green To Transform In Coming Years - WOUB | Information Commons | Scoop.it
WOUB OU's South Green To Transform In Coming Years WOUB "This is accomplished through a variey of programming spaces, classrooms, shared offices with faculty and student services, a learning commons and faculty apartments." The plan is the result...
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ASU Library dedicates learning commons - News Courier

ASU Library dedicates learning commons - News Courier | Information Commons | Scoop.it
ASU Library dedicates learning commons
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Library Director Dr.
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Alan Gilbert Learning Commons re-opens (StaffNet - The University of Manchester)

Alan Gilbert Learning Commons re-opens (StaffNet - The University of Manchester) | Information Commons | Scoop.it
RT @UoMStaffNet: Alan Gilbert Learning Commons re-opens (StaffNet - The University of Manchester): http://t.co/lHJkznSS
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The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, take 2!

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Alan Gilbert Learning Commons (Final)

The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, due to open at the beginning of the 2012/13 academic year, is a collaboration between partners across the ...youtube.com
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A tour of the new Manchester commons.

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Announcing: The Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library | Library as Incubator Project

Announcing: The Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library | Library as Incubator Project | Information Commons | Scoop.it
Announcing: The Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library | Library as Incubator http://t.co/fDykrxjZ
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Cornell Puts a Lawn in the Library

Cornell Puts a Lawn in the Library | Information Commons | Scoop.it
It’s increasingly popular for college and university libraries to soothe the savage undergraduate at finals time by providing a dose of contact with nature.
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Plants can contribute hugely to creating the right environmental conditions in a space. This is taking that idea to quite a different level though.

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University Library. Artisans on Campus - Library Journal

University Library. Artisans on Campus - Library Journal | Information Commons | Scoop.it
Year in Architecture 2012: Artisans on CampusLibrary JournalCombining a Learning Commons and a 20,000 square foot renovation at the Patricia W. & J.

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MLK library opens first learning commons to SJSU students only ...

MLK library opens first learning commons to SJSU students only ... | Information Commons | Scoop.it
Associates from SJSU and the Martin Luther King Jr. library unveiled the first SJSU-excusive research commons facility to SJSU faculty and students on Jan 31.
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Google Tel Aviv by Camenzind Evolution

Google Tel Aviv by Camenzind Evolution | Information Commons | Scoop.it
Google's new Tel Aviv headquarters include a meeting area filled with orange trees, workstations on a make-believe beach and slides connecting different floors (+ slideshow).
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Learning spaces and spaces supporting information workers have very similar requirements. It's therefor always interesting to see what innovative companies like Google do with their offices

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Library uses Augmented Reality technology | iBlog La Salle

Library uses Augmented Reality technology | iBlog La Salle | Information Commons | Scoop.it
THE LEARNING COMMONS (Library) now uses Augmented Reality (AR), which provides easy and interactive access to information concerning the library and its resources. AR is a type of virtual reality that generates a view ...
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A small example of u sing technology to enhance the material world, rather then replace it. I think this will become very important in our learning spaces over the next 5 years

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Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis | Information Commons | Scoop.it
Before the days of Harry Potter, generations of young readers let their imaginations take flight with The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C. S. Lewis. Like his friend J.R.R.

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Because information and culture should be free

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Brewster Kahle builds a free digital library | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Brewster Kahle is building a truly huge digital library -- every book ever published, every movie ever released, all the strata of web history ... It's all free to the public -- unless someone else gets to it first.
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Not a new talk, but a great one, and the basis for the presentation that got me my current job in the Information Commons. It is this idea, rather then the MOOC marketing gimmick that will transform education.
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Learning Commons in BC

'A learning commons is sometimes described as a community gathering space that brings together programs, services and technology to support ...youtube.com
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A great video on the essence and importance of the learning commons from British Columbia

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New Engineering Building - Faculty Estate development - Faculty of Engineering - Faculties - The University of Sheffield

New Engineering Building - Faculty Estate development - Faculty of Engineering - Faculties - The University of Sheffield | Information Commons | Scoop.it
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This amazing new build will incorporate around 1000 spaces for independent learning, which we are now in the process of designing. The focus is on informal collaboration, using digital media artifacts, and creating an intelligent building.

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University Library. A study in grace

University Library.  A study in grace | Information Commons | Scoop.it

Year in Architecture 2012: A Study in Grace 'Interconnections of learning and living are the key to the flexibility of the new 15,500 square foot Commons at the Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois at Chicago'.  – Library Journal


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School University Library. St. Francis' information center plugs into 21st-century learning - Toledo Blade

School University Library.  St. Francis' information center plugs into 21st-century learning - Toledo Blade | Information Commons | Scoop.it
Toledo BladeSt. Francis' information center plugs into 21st-century learningToledo Blade“This center is designed to be a place where students spend time, want to be here, and learn,” St.

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Well-designed schools improve learning by 25 percent says new study

Well-designed schools improve learning by 25 percent says new study | Information Commons | Scoop.it
News: well-designed classrooms can improve the academic performance of primary school pupils by 25 percent according to a new study undertaken by the University of Salford and UK architects Nightingale Associates.
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Great to see some quantitative underpinning of the value of learning space

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