In the 21st century, academic libraries are
undergoing a significant transformation, shifting from
being physical spaces focused on storing and providing
access to information to becoming dynamic platforms that
facilitate knowledge creation, collaboration, and
innovation. This abstract explores the concept of
redesigning libraries from "place" to "platform" and
highlights the key aspects of this transformation. Libraries
are embracing digital technologies, expanding their online
presence, and offering virtual services that go beyond the
physical boundaries of their buildings. They are embracing
the concept of makerspaces, digital labs, and innovation
centers to facilitate hands-on learning, exploration, and the
development of digital literacy skills. Additionally, libraries
are forming strategic alliances with other academic
departments, community organizations, and industry
partners to leverage expertise, resources, and funding.
Overall, this paper highlights the shift from a traditional
library model centered on physical collections and spaces to
a more dynamic and flexible platform that leverages
technology, fosters collaboration, and promotes innovation.
It emphasizes the need for academic libraries to continually
adapt and evolve to meet the changing needs of their users
in the 21st century.
Keywords : Place, platform, traditional, digital, transformation, digital technologies, virtual services.