Back to the Future: From Book Warehouse to Library Learning Commons
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This article reviews learning commons possibilities in academic libraries, looking at the shift in academic libraries from book warehouses to libraries housing a wide spectrum of technologies. The article explores new paradigm for academic libraries with, themed moveable centers, unique infrastructure designs ranging from makerspaces and physical computing to visualization walls, library epresses,new internet of things possibilities and imagineering design. Prototyping and scaling needed to build these new types of buildings and infrastructures are also explored with prescriptive suggestions. .