The interactive library as a virtual working space

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  • Andreas Degkwitz Humboldt-Universität Berlin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10214

Keywords:

digital libraries, scholarly makerspaces, virtual working environment, digital transformation

Abstract

The internet and the new digital media are challenging the traditional business model of academic libraries and enable new capabilities of information provisioning and new shapes of collaborations between the librarians and the users. To pick up the demands and the expectations of the many users, whose information behavior is heavily influenced by the internet, a new business model for academic libraries has to be designed urgently. The aim of the project is to analyze and to identify the organizational and technical requirements of a business model for the future library, which is based on the potential of the internet and the new media. The result is a pilot study about the interactive, multi-user driven library as the future business model for libraries.

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Author Biography

Andreas Degkwitz, Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Prof. Dr. Andreas Degkwitz (born 1956 in Frankfurt/Main) is the Chief Librarian of the Humboldt University of Berlin and Honorary Professor for Information Science of Potsdam University for Applied Sciences. 2004 - 2011 he was the Chief-Information-Officer of the Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus. 1998 – 2003 he was the deputy-director of the library of Potsdam University. 1991- 1998 he worked as a consultant for library affairs at the German Research Foundation.

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Published

2017-09-01

How to Cite

Degkwitz, A. (2017). The interactive library as a virtual working space. LIBER Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries, 27(1), 127–137. https://doi.org/10.18352/lq.10214

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Received 2017-07-14
Published 2017-09-01