(19 Apr 2022) As part of NTU 2025, the University’s latest strategic plan, NTU Library recently launched the revamped [email protected] (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Bookish and Experimental Research at the Art, Design and Media Library) earlier this year. The enhanced [email protected] features edtech-ready spaces and facilities to better support the interdisciplinary research and innovation need of the School of Art, Design and Media (School of ADM).
First conceptualised by Associate Professor Andrea Nanetti from the School of ADM, [email protected] envisions the transformation of a traditional library space into an immersive collaborative space with thoughtfully designed features that generate possibilities for fresh perspectives and experiences through creative ways of teaching and learning. The enhanced [email protected] aims to facilitate experiential learning with new features such as a configurable collaborative space with circadian lighting, AV pods, flexible exhibition showcases, and Temi the robot.
Temi, NTU Library’s inaugural Smart Library Assistant, is an unmanned library concierge service deployed for the first time in the revamped [email protected] This new service marks another milestone in NTU Library’s ongoing pursuit of service excellence through innovation and new technology.
Temi was introduced with the aim of enhancing user experience as well as creating opportunities for staff to upskill or reskill as they reimagine libraries of the future. With Temi onsite, the Library aims to reduce the need for the physical presence of staff at ADML by 25% over the first year of deployment. Through the Temi project, staff were also able to experiment and explore new technologies and develop new services and content through on-the-job and peer or social learning.
About NTU Library
Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Office of Information, Knowledge and Library Services (OIKLS) focuses on delivering resources, services, and spaces to meet the information needs of the NTU community. OIKLS manages NTU Library, which comprises seven libraries in the Yunnan Garden campus, and provides a wide range of services to support learning, teaching and research.
The Library is constantly evolving itself to engage the University’s students, faculty and researchers in collaborating, discovering new ideas, providing research support, sharing findings and showcasing their work. As a hub that seeks to connect with its users and their interests, the OIKLS vision and mission strive to further the University’s goals together with its stakeholders.
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