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Physical Space

Physical Space in the Library

For many decades space was a solely architectural and practical issue, but now library space can be more than just functional. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science with an exploration of library space as multifaceted, with different social, cultural, and objective meanings, while also fostering, motivating, and inspiring collaborative and informal learning processes – all of which is in light of Physical Space in the Library.

Author Interview: Additionally, you can also read our author interview with Andy Priestner, co-editor of User Experience in Libraries.

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    Paperback – 2017-12-15

  • Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University

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