Building spaces for citizen participation and collaboration. Library and information services

  • Celia Mireles Cárdenas Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
  • Gladys N. Arana López Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  • Jorge Alejandro Peña Landeros Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

Abstract

The concept of Open Government is supported on three foundations: Transparency, Collaboration, and Participation. Libraries are democratic spaces that encourage social cohesion and guarantee equal opportunities for information access. Despite the implications of the digital communication era, the construction of libraries is still underway. Also and to a greater extent, their design incorporates spaces that lead to social interaction and freedom of expression among their communities. This becomes relevant for academic libraries since they have an impact on training critical citizens who are also committed with their environment. This investigation employs a mixed research methodology describing the situation of academic library buildings in Mexico, with an emphasis on collaborative work spaces in the libraries of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí.

Published
2017-05-13
How to Cite
CÁRDENAS, Celia Mireles; ARANA LÓPEZ, Gladys N.; PEÑA LANDEROS, Jorge Alejandro. Building spaces for citizen participation and collaboration. Library and information services. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 31-37, may 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/37>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2020.