Library on Location: Taking library services outside the library walls (2008)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Published
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Engineering Library
University of Canterbury. Physical Sciences Library
AuthorsUpjohn, M.J., Fitchett, D.J.show all
The community served by a library is often unaware of the range of resources and services its library provides. To address these issues, University of Canterbury librarians investigated a "Library on Location" service. After reviewing similar services elsewhere, the librarians conducted two term-long trials taking a wireless-enabled laptop and a selection of borrowable items out of the library to high-traffic student areas. Different configurations of equipment, location and time of day were tested to evaluate usage of the service in this environment. Library on Location proved to be an easy and effective way to provide outreach services and publicity about the Library beyond the library walls.
CitationUpjohn, M.J., Fitchett, D.J. (2008) Library on Location: Taking library services outside the library walls. Auckland, New Zealand: LIANZA Conference 2008: Poropitia Outside the Box, 2-5 Nov 2008.
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KeywordsLibrary and Information Science; outreach; mobile services; academic libraries
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