D. Allison https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4671-061X
Erica DeFrain https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5088-4866
Brianna D. Hitt https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0645-0067
David C. Tyler https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5064-9057
Date of this Version
Published in The Journal of Academic Librarianship 45 (2019), pp 305–314
A tremendous amount has been written about the library as a learning space and about this model's two most popular outgrowths, the information commons and the learning commons. Little to nothing, however, has been written about how reshaping an academic/research library and repurposing library space affects the library as a collection, its resources, and its collections-related services. This study looks at the immediate impact of opening a learning commons in an academic/research library on circulation, document delivery and interlibrary loan requests for returnables, and on- and off-campus database accesses at one institution.
Additional tables and statistical analysis are contained in the AuthorCopy attached (below).