Renovating a library space on a limited budget

February 7, 2019

Taking on a multi-million-dollar library makeover is not always an option for colleges and universities, but there are other, measured approaches that can help an institution incrementally work toward its goal of a digital commons. Dian Schaffhauser discusses how a US university developed a digital commons on a single floor of its facility by engaging in careful consultation, identifying ways to bring together funds, and piloting new structures, furniture, and ideas to see how it was received by students before investing further. “We've had to scale back and that's been OK. I don't think any of us have treated that like a failure,” said Library Director Megan Lowe. “It's just being able to adapt to what our resources are and what our spaces are and what our students want and need.” Campus Technology (International)