Raamatukogu uues kuues: koht, ruum, tehnoloogia, inimene
Renewed Library – the Place, the Space, Technology and People
In the past decade, the most important event and key word for the user services at our library was, without doubt, the renovation of the library building. Our preparations for the renovation were based on the understanding that the modern university library has to meet the academic needs and reflect the values, missions and objectives of its own and those of the university, as well as to host new knowledge and technology and offer ways for using them. Accordingly, we did not renovate only the building, redesigning the rooms and installing new flooring, shelving and furniture, but we changed some approaches to user services and to the user-library communication. This essay is an attempt to give some philosophical interpretations of these changes and to relate them with the needs of new generations of library users
and new aspects of the information society.