Learning Commons

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Natalie Pang:

"Another widespread term is the learning commons, increasingly used by libraries. In the learning commons, library services, resources, technologies, and physical spaces are integrated towards the core purpose of learning. The focus of the learning commons is on cognitive enrichment through integrated access to information resources in various media free to the user at the point of use (MacWhinnie, 2003). Quite often found in academic libraries, the learning commons brings together various functions of the institution under one roof: such as technological support, language and learning services, and of course, the library holdings." (http://arrow.monash.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/monash:8325)