The Information Commons as an Agent of Change in Universities

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Common ground
Starting in the early 1990’s academic libraries in North America and elsewhere have been adopting a new service model called the Information Commons – an integrated service facility which offers reference and technical assistance in a collaborative team environment with other academic support units. The success of this model has driven and continues to drive change within academic libraries as well as the university itself. Additional academic units are beginning to join in and create a new collaborative service delivery. This paper will identify models of collaboration in Information Commons and discuss how this collaboration is leading to a changing collaborative environment in academic institutions.
Short Description Information Commons is a collaborative service delivery model within academic libraries. The success of this model is leading others within academic institutions to collaborate to create a holistic learning environment
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International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, v. 4