Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's That Noise? White Noise in Kimbel Library

Kimbel Library now has a white noise system on the first floor that should help keep things much quieter for groups working on projects as well as individuals trying to concentrate on their studies. The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology defines white noise as "an auditory stimulus that has all frequencies represented in random fluctuation and sounds like an ongoing ‘shhh’.", which makes it seem particularly library appropriate. As before, group project work and group studying is encouraged on the 1st floor and in the second floor study rooms, and the library's second floor is reserved for silent study only.

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