Library Facilities--HIGHER EDUCATION

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12 Major Trends in Library Design. Discusses recent trends in academic library design, noting increased, rather than decreased, use since the advent of the Internet. This is largely due to a desire for social and collaborative... 11/30/2009
A Joint Academic/Public Library: Bringing the Mountain to Mohammed A joint-use academic/public library has been established by the University of Southern Queensland (Australia), in a partnership with the Hervey Bay City Council, to fulfill the school's... 03/08/1998
A Method for Measuring Collection Expansion Rates and Shelf Space Capacities Describes an effort to quantify annual collection expansion and shelf space capacities with a computer spreadsheet program. Methods used to quantify the space taken at the beginning of the project;... 06/30/1994
A New Library and Technology Center for the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Describes planning concepts used in the creation of this high-tech, environmentally sensitive facility higher education facility. Views to surrounding topography, consideration of the natural terrain... 12/31/2004
A New Library for Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Describes the named building, whose maritime-inspired design features abundant individual workstations, natural ventilation, daylighting, and views of Galway Bay. 01/31/2004
A New Link to Learning. Reviews the construction of an expansion to the pedestrian bridge connecting the two buildings comprising Georgia State University s library, with the intention of making the two buildings feel like... 08/31/2008
A Space to Collaborate. Profiles new three new university libraries to illustrate the trend toward providing numerous configurations of technology-rich collaborative spaces. 10/31/2009
A Study in Comfort. Describes wiring, furniture, and shelving considerations for libraries to accommodate students who still congregate there to study and socialize, even when they don't necessarily need to access... 08/31/2004
A Study in Organics. Describes the unusually-shaped new library at the Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus. The exterior consists of a glazed double-skin facade printed on the inside and outside with text in... 07/31/2005
A Tasteful Collection. Describes the design of the Canadian Wine Library at the University of British Columbia, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on the architects, manufacturers/... 02/28/2003
A Truly Bookless Library. This article discusses the fact that more and more libraries are devoting less space to printed books, and are thus reimagining the physical space of the library. Profiles the University of Texas at... 12/31/2010
Academic Libraries 2004. Summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report includes key... 10/31/2006
Academic Libraries as High-Tech Gateways: A Guide to Design & Space Decisions. Second Edition. This book provides tools that can be used for planning and building an academic library space that streamlines access to information. The book explains how to incorporate the latest innovations in... 12/31/2000
Academic Libraries: 2010 First Look. Summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in 2- and 4-year, degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. 12/12/2011
Access to Libraries for Persons with Disabilities: Checklist. IFLA Professional Reports, No. 89 In many countries all over the world, access for patrons with disabilities to use libraries is not yet available or even expected. In order to provide equal opportunities for all library users, it is... 12/31/2004
Acoustical Considerations in Planning and Design of Library Facilities Discusses acoustical demands in libraries to consider during the design and construction process of new or renovated library space. Topics include intrusive noises; overly reverberant spaces; lack of... 12/31/1998
Acoustics for Libraries. The acoustical design issues for libraries involve the following principal issues discussed in this document: 1) site noise considerations; 2) establishing noise standards for each use space,... 12/31/2004
ACRL/LAMA Guide for Architects: Guide for Planning Higher Education Library Spaces. Compiles a number of guidelines and links to specific resources as well as to sets of related resources. It is a resource intended for architects and designers in higher education, created in... 04/30/2007
After $74-million and Counting, Frank Gehry's Library Opens at Princeton. Profiles this high-profile new science library that was beset by construction delays, scandals, and extraordinary construction costs. 09/18/2008
AIA's Best Libraries 2007. Describes projects chosen for the 2007 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards, including Killman Library for Lafayette College, the Fleet Library for the Rhode Island School of Design, Santa Monica College... 05/22/2007
An Enriching Place. Describes current space and service requirements in higher education libraries, influenced by the demand for flexible spaces and multiple service points, changes in information media, growth of... 10/31/2004
APPA: The Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers An international association which maintains, protects, and promotes the quality of educational facilities. APPA serves and assists facilities officers and physical plant administrators, conducts...
Arcadia University Landman Library. Describes this renovation and expansion featuring study areas with daylighting and campus views. Includes photographs, plans, and project information. 11/30/2005
Arguments for Library Centralisation in the Digital Era The library system at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) is decentralized and scattered throughout the multiple building campus, which itself is spread over the town of Leuven. This paper... 03/08/1998
Association of College & Research Libraries Guidelines for the Preparation of Policies on Library Access. This document is written to assist individual libraries in addressing practical questions relating to access. It is intended to serve as a guideline or checklist for the development of individual... 12/31/1991