An exceptional study and resource centre has been realized on the first floor of the University Library: the learning grid.
The learning grid (we are still looking for a better name) is the first visible part of a renovation and refurbishment project that is going to take off after the summer of 2014 and may last until 2020; hence the name of the project: Library 2020. Part of this plan is to relocate the faculty libraries to the University Library building, an extra reason for renovating the building thoroughly.
In short, it comes down to the Library adapting to the requirements of the new age. The building will have a completely different layout and zoning: the canteen will be located on the ground floor, cooperation and consultation areas on the lower floors, and special quiet zones higher up in the building.
Student members of the University Council have been consulted several times during the planning process. In addition, a student has been permanently involved in the renovation’s consultation and decision-making process. The students frequently pointed out that more and more students are bringing their own devices, and they want to work in a place that allows them this flexibility.Another issue is that many students have to work on assignments in groups (large and small), a working method that the current University Library is not tailored to. Students have often expressed their desire for a suitable area via e-mail and/or at the desk.
There is now a contemplation room available at the UB City Centre.
The Société bibliographique de France, a French society of book researchers and book historians, interviewed our curator Alisa van de Haar about the Groningen Special Collections department. In the (French language) interview, Van de Haar talks about...
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