Construction on the second floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library South is complete, and the new Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, Government Information, and Data Services is open for business.The celebratory ribbon cutting was held on December 2nd.
Jennifer Green, Manager of the Clark Library, says the new library’s unique combination of collections, government information expertise, and data services will provide scholars and researchers with unprecedented opportunities for exploration, discovery, and collaboration.
“Before the Clark, there was a large degree of interaction among these three units,” Green says. “Our new proximity, in a purposefully designed and equipped space, means that we can more effectively collaborate with each other, which in turn really enhances our ability to creatively collaborate with students, faculty, and researchers.”
The new library features 60-foot long counter to enable the examination of large-format maps; a presentation space that will accommodate instruction; display cases and screens that showcase items from the print and digital collections; a large-format high-resolution scanner that produces digital copies for online work or the creation of full-size print copies; individual and group study spaces with dual-screen computers and laptop accessibility; and comfortable, moveable furniture for flexible study and collaboration.
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