With the start of a new year, we feel refreshed to think about the future. In this segment, I want to offer a preface to what will be reported in coming months. There are two particularly exciting tasks ahead.
By end of the calendar year we hope to complete the renovation of the W.W. Hagerty Library. Mechanical upgrades, replaced carpets, and reupholstered furniture were completed over the past couple of years with special focus on refreshing the second floor and starting on the entry floor. The remainder of the first and the ground floors still await renovation. To inform space design to address new demands for library spaces, we will conduct a series of discussions with a group of faculty, students and staff over coming weeks about desirable features for learning environments and programs to support them.
Over a dozen digital projects were on display at the Digital@Drexel Presentation and Showcase event on Friday, November 18th at W. W. Hagerty Library. The event, hosted by Drexel University Libraries and the Digital@Drexel Group, drew attention to some of the unique digital projects underway at Drexel University.
View the November issue online.
- Partnership between Libraries and Drexel Smart House helps students develop information Literacy Skills.
- Succeeding at Group Work, with help from the Libraries
What is Digital@Drexel?
Digital@Drexel is an informal group of individual Drexel research and teaching faculty, librarians, and archivists, who create, manage, and/or provide support for the unique digital content produced in research and class projects. The group has a diverse membership that works together to identify digital research and preservation needs, problems, opportunities and advances.
Digital@Drexel began in summer 2011 after faculty members and Drexel University Libraries identified a need to support the evolving digital culture and for managing the digital assets produced by the Drexel community.