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What's a Library For? Finding out how libraries are used

Ramsden, Bryony (2014) What's a Library For? Finding out how libraries are used. In: ARCLIB 2014: Beautiful Libraries, 9-11 July 2014, University of Cambridge. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

We all have preconceptions about the use of libraries, whether that's from work experience or from personal use. We all have ideas of what is supposed to be the 'right' use. From the first time we are introduced to the school library, or we go to the public library as small children and are told to be quiet by our parents, we develop ways of seeing them that can follow us well into the future. Design of libraries and the technology they house is changing that a little, by developing new, more engaging environments that support a variety of uses. People are using libraries in ways we don't always perceive as 'normal'...

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Schools: Computing and Library Services
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Depositing User: Bryony Ramsden
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 16:29
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 16:29
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/21381

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