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ERIC Number: ED018103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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LIBRARY PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARDS FOR JUNIOR COLLEGES.
California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
THE PLANNING STANDARDS FOR LIBRARY FACILITIES ARE INTENDED TO DETERMINE THE TOTAL FLOOR SPACE REQUIRED TO ACCOMMODATE A GIVEN SET OF LIBRARY FUNCTIONS. WHILE THESE STANDARDS DO NOT NECESSARILY PROVIDE A BASIS FOR ACTUALLY DESIGNING THE LIBRARY INTERIOR, THEY DO CLOSELY APPROXIMATE THE ACTUAL NEED FOR A GIVEN ACTIVITY AND, THEREFORE, MAY ASSIST IN DETERMINING THE GENERAL INTERIOR CONFIGURATION OF A COLLEGE LIBRARY. THE SPACE REQUIREMENTS ARE DEVELOPED FROM THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURAL STEPS--(1) THE FUNCTIONS OF A LIBRARY OPERATION ARE IDENTIFIED AND RELATED TO THE DEFINITIONS OF LIBRARY SPACE CURRENTLY USED IN EXISTING INVENTORY CLASSIFICATIONS, (2) THE EXISTING LITERATURE RELATIVE TO THE PLANNING OF UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE LIBRARY FACILITIES IS REVIEWED FOR RELEVANCE TO THE PLANNING NEEDS OF CALIFORNIA'S JUNIOR COLLEGES, (3) EXISTING LIBRARY PLANNING STANDARDS FOR ALL SEGMENTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA ARE EXAMINED TO IDENTIFY PROBLEMS IN CAPITAL PLANNING AND ESTABLISH A COMPARATIVE BASIS FOR THE ACTUAL SELECTION OF SPECIFIC STANDARDS, AND (4) USING CONSULTANTS IN THE AREAS OF LIBRARY OPERATION AND FACILITY UTILIZATION. THIS REPORT PROVIDES A DETAILED EXAMINATION OF EACH STANDARD DEVELOPED AND THE FUNCTION FOR WHICH IT IS INTENDED TO SERVE. THE TOTAL LIBRARY SYSTEM IS DIVIDED INTO SUB-SYSTEMS FOR WHICH STANDARDS ARE PRESENTED AND COMPARED WITH PRESENT PRACTICES. FROM THESE GENERAL STANDARDS, THE REPORT OFFERS A SUMMARY OF THOSE FACILITY STANDARDS WHICH ARE RELATIVE TO THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES. THE FINAL SECTION IS CONCERNED WITH THE APPLICATION OF THESE STANDARDS AND PRIMARILY, WITH A METHOD OF SPACE INVENTORY AND THE NUMBER OF YEARS BEYOND OCCUPANCY DATE FOR WHICH THE DEMAND LEVEL IS ESTABLISHED. PLANNING ALTERNATIVES ARE DISCUSSED AND ILLUSTRATED TO INDICATE POSSIBLE APPLICATIONS OF THE STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES. (BH)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco)