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New Collaborative Workspaces for Students Coming to Library – Perfect for GROUPWORK!

Posted by isulib on March 12, 2012

Finished media:scape set-up

Finished media:scape set-up

The media:scape is demo only through the Spring semester, but plans for permanent installations in the Library’s group study rooms and other suitable locations are planned for the near future.

Through the integration of furniture and technology, media:scape is reshaping the way people collaborate in a connected world.

Most collaborative work spaces today support leader-led presentations where information is controlled and shared by one person at a time. media:scape removes these barriers and democratizes how people access and share information by allowing all participants to contribute their ideas – equally, quickly and seamlessly.

How it works: media:scape was designed for a “walk-up and connect” experience. Open. Connect. Share.

  • Bring your laptop to the Library and bring it online. Working together? Everyone can connect – the demo model can hook up 6 laptops
  • Open the media well and remove a Puck
  • Connect the Puck to your laptop
  • Share what’s on your laptop by pressing the Puck

Your group/team members can do the same. Sharing made simple, quick and seamless … to increase productivity and innovation.

Photos of the Friday morning set-up:

The mysterious package arrives; librarian working the RefDesk, curious, starts snapping photos

The mysterious package arrives; librarian working the RefDesk, curious, starts snapping photos

Ooh! Dual monitors

Ooh! Dual monitors

Starting to look like a collaborative workstation

Starting to look like a collaborative workstation

Set-up crew looks satisfied with the final set-up

Set-up crew looks satisfied with the final set-up

 

A group of ISU students tries out the Media:Scape workstation

A group of ISU students tries out the Media:Scape workstation

 

A group of ISU students tries out the Media:Scape workstation

A group of ISU students tries out the Media:Scape workstation

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