Anticipating the Future: The University of Michigan’s Media Union

Michael Miller (Michael Miller is director of information services at the Media Union and a lecturer at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, Ann Arbor.)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 April 1998


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 trasition into the new environment.



Miller, M. (1998), "Anticipating the Future: The University of Michigan’s Media Union", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 16 No. 1, pp. 71-83.

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