Library on Location: Taking library services outside the library walls
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.
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