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Davis Centre Information Commons Project

UW Library Information Commons - High Touch with High Tech

Our goal is to humanize and enrich the learning process for UW students by organizing their library workspace and our service delivery around the integrated digital environment. Using networked wireless laptop computers, our students will be able to compile information, compose and complete papers, tabulate data, design webpages and collaborate in groups—all without leaving the library. At the same time, dedicated, knowledgeable library staff will be available to walk the student through the entire process from the identification to the final presentation of needed information in whatever format it exists—print, web-based, cd-rom, microfiche etc. Through this expert assistance, UW students will be able to develop the information literacy competencies which are critical for their careers.

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Anne Fullerton, Project Chair

August 10, 2005