Postprint version. Published in Library Hi Tech, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 1, 1998, pages 71-83. Also found online at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/07378839810303424
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Michael D. Miller was affiliated with University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Currently, April 2008, Michael D. Miller is Dean of Library Services at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo.
The Media Union is a new facility that brings together information resources, information technology, and media production studios. It is unique in the blending of those resources into an integrated program serving the entire University of Michigan and supporting interdisciplinary collaboration. The Media Union anticipates the future not only by the proximity of its informational resources but by bringing together different types of information specialists to work collaboratively. The article provides a thorough description of the facility, its administrative structure, and examples of how pre-existing organizational units made the transition into the new environment.
Library and Information Science