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ERIC Number: ED014860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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APPROACH TO A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY DESIGN.
KRENITSKY, MICHAEL V.
THIS REPORT DISCUSSES THE CONSIDERATIONS INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN OF A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SHOWING HOW ONE FIRM IN COMPETITION APPROACHED THE PROBLEM ON A PREDETERMINED SITE. CONSIDERATIONS ARE (1) DEFINITION OF THE EDUCATIONAL AIMS AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE INSTITUTION, (2) RELATING THE FUNCTIONS OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS TO THE LIBRARY, (3) PRESCRIBING THAT FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION, AND (4) ANALYZING ALL THE ACTIVITIES USING SPACE. THE PROCEDURE IS TO (1) SURVEY THE LITERATURE, (2) DEFINE THE PLACE OF THE LIBRARY IN THE UNIVERSITY, (3) INSPECT NEW LIBRARY FACILITIES, (4) BECOME FAMILIAR WITH SPECIAL SITE PROBLEMS, AND (5) DEVELOP PREMISES FOR PLANNING A UNIVERSITY LIBRARY. THE REPORT PRESENTS IN DETAIL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LIBRARY WHICH ARE ITS FUNCTIONS, CLIENTELE, AND OPERATIONS. EDUCATIONAL EFFICIENCY IS DISCUSSED WITH REGARDS TO (1) OPEN SHELVES, (2) LABORATORY SITUATIONS, (3) AUDIO-VISUAL SERVICES, (4) DIVISIONAL ORGANIZATION OF COLLECTION, (5) GENERAL EDUCATION PROVISIONS, AND (6) FUNCTIONAL BUILDINGS. SITE CONSIDERATIONS AND PREMISES FOR FUNCTIONAL PLANNING ARE DESCRIBED. THEIR SOLUTION CENTERED AROUND (1) THE SERVICE AREA, (2) CONTROLS, (3) STACK AREA, (4) PROVISION FOR UNDERGRADUATES, AND (5) FLEXIBILITY. INCLUDED IS A LIST OF SELECTED REFERENCES ALONG WITH DIAGRAMS, SKETCHES, AND CHARTS. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Caudill, Rowlett, Scott and Associates, Bryan, TX.
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