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Remodeling of the Medical Sciences Campus Library

The Conrado F. Asenjo library of the Medical Sciences Campus (RCM, in Spanish), will greet the students for academic year 2009-2010 with more and better services. The planning and reconstruction of the spaces, with an investment of $4.2 million from the Permanent Improvements Fund of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) featured the diversity of the students' and other users' studying and learning styles.

The new Medical Sciences library concept includes, among other spaces, a study area that remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and four study group rooms, multiple cubicles for individual studying, a computer room, and two multiuse rooms.


"With the remodeling, the access to bibliographical resources was increased. Now whole books and journals can be used from collections from which one could previously only have access to a summary. Innovative services have been developed for the university community. Among these are the Digital Reserve, the Virtual Reference (with chat and e-mail service), laptop computer loans, and remote access to electronic library resources through a proxy server; without the need for passwords," noted Dr. Delia Camacho, dean of Student Affairs at the RCM.


In tune with avant-garde trends of the academic libraries, information services are being developed using the tools of the Web 2.0. This implies that the university community will have access to recommendations of web pages classified by areas of interest, disclosure of services, and activities through formats such as blogs, microblogging, and Facebook. Library users (students, professors, doctors and researchers, school students, and visitors to the Medical Center, from other University campuses and other institutions) may have access to all available services. The Conrado F. Asenjo Library is part of the United States National Network of Libraries of Medicine. It is part of the southeastern region of the Library Consortium affiliated to the National Library of Medicine.

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