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Title: Modeling your college library after a commercial bookstore? The Hong Kong Design Institute library experience
Authors: Lo, Patrick
Chiu, Dickson K. W.
Chu, Wilson
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Journal: Community & Junior College Libraries
Abstract: The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading design education institute in Hong Kong under the Vocational Training Council (VTC) group. Opened in September 2010, the HKDI Learning Resources Centre is a specialist library for the study of art and design. The mission of the HKDI Library is to support and promote the academic goals of the Institute, i.e., to prepare the students for professional careers; emphasize learning through a creative and interactive environment; meanwhile uphold a positively relaxing, and yet inviting environment that is very much similar to a commercial bookstore. In order to accomplish this, the HKDI Library aims to serve as a user-centered library for creative learning—by providing an important place for both students and faculty to acti
Keywords: College library
Modern design
Learning commons
Interactive environment
User interview
Type: Article
ISSN: 0276-3915
DOI: 10.1080/02763915.2014.915186
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