The new library of today

The new library of today. [Newspaper] (2018)


THE library is a place where one usually spends time browsing, reading, researching and studying. It is also a place for students to seek information during critical periods such as examination week.

American sociologist Ray Oldenburg has an interesting nomenclature for the library. He calls it the “third place”, after our home and workplace in order of importance. Examples of other “third places” are clubs, cafes or parks which are essential for a society of people to have a sense of place. A kind of civil “learning common” if you like.

A library in the good old days was a building, room or any physical space where people went to read or borrow books. It was a place where one cannot make noise or talk loudly or eat. This is what comes to mind when one talks about “old school” libraries.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Library services, Library's facilities, Librarians
Taxonomy: By Subject > Information Management > Library and Information Management
By Subject > Information Management > Library Science
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Information Management
Depositing User: Muhammad Azrul Ayob
Date Deposited: 24 May 2022 08:45
Last Modified: 24 May 2022 08:45
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