20 - 21 August, 2018 | Bayview Eden, Melbourne, VIC

Jonathan Powles


Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic Innovation
University of New England


1:50 PM Case Study: Understanding the Role of Libraries in Online Universities to Examine Developing Trends in Scholarship

Despite being a predominantly online library, the University of New England is in the middle of a 10 year Master Plan to redevelop its library services, in order to maintain the best facilities and services for its face-to-face as well as online students. This session will examine what the role of the library is for universities with a largely digital student base, as well as the university’s issues and solutions in providing a balance of services to its various student demographics

  • Redefining the library to suit emerging academic trends
  • Balancing resources between varied user-groups
  • Examining the role of traditional library spaces in an academic context


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