BUILDING A NEW GENERATION SCIENCE LIBRARY: THE KAUST STORY

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/230391
Title:
BUILDING A NEW GENERATION SCIENCE LIBRARY: THE KAUST STORY
Authors:
Al Zahrani, Rashed; Branin, Joseph; Yu, Yi ( 0000-0001-9356-7142 )
Abstract:
If you had the opportunity to build a science library from scratch for a new generation of researchers and students, what would it look like and how would it operate? We will show you the vision and reality of the new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Library that won the 2011 ALA/AIA Library Architecture award and that for the last three years has been providing a high level of information services to top level international scientists and graduate students. We will describe the major characteristics in contemporary science research, education, and information management that guided the design of our library facility, technical infrastructure, and services. We will give concrete examples and evaluations of our implementation of new information services and tools. And we will end with the challenges still before us, most notably the effective integration of science knowledge management into the workflow of scientific research and enterprise based information technology organization.
KAUST Department:
University Library
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
Type:
Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Conference Papers/Presentations; Articles

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dc.contributor.authorAl Zahrani, Rasheden
dc.contributor.authorBranin, Josephen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Yien
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-25T07:17:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-25T07:17:13Z-
dc.date.issued2012-06en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/230391en
dc.description.abstractIf you had the opportunity to build a science library from scratch for a new generation of researchers and students, what would it look like and how would it operate? We will show you the vision and reality of the new King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Library that won the 2011 ALA/AIA Library Architecture award and that for the last three years has been providing a high level of information services to top level international scientists and graduate students. We will describe the major characteristics in contemporary science research, education, and information management that guided the design of our library facility, technical infrastructure, and services. We will give concrete examples and evaluations of our implementation of new information services and tools. And we will end with the challenges still before us, most notably the effective integration of science knowledge management into the workflow of scientific research and enterprise based information technology organization.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectKAUST Libraryen
dc.titleBUILDING A NEW GENERATION SCIENCE LIBRARY: THE KAUST STORYen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Libraryen
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