Dal Library Survey Suggests Trends

October 11, 2006

  Last year the libraries at Dalhousie University conducted a campus-wide survey about library services which has led to a number of innovations. They have grown their electronic subscriptions and collections, and to provide easier access, introduced “Prowler,” which searches multiple databases simultaneously. Based on student requests, they have introduced new “Quiet Study Floors” in the library, which ban conversation and cell phones. They have opened or expanded Learning Commons areas to provide more computers and study space. They have added a virtual tour of the central library to explain its layout, and added new state-of-the-art copiers and microform readers. (See http://www.dal.ca/news/2006/10/05/libraries.html )