ERIC Number: ED196452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Committee on Library Orientation Report to the Directors Council Library Sign System.
Lester, Linda; And Others
This report by the Committee on Library Orientation at the University of Virginia reviews the need for a unified, well designed sign system to assist users of the university libraries and discusses the categories and functions of such signs as identified in the relevant literature. A discussion of the current situation at the university and problem areas revealed by a survey of existing signs leads to recommendations for the development of an improved sign system. Specific recommendations are concerned with the types of signs to be used--orientation, directional, identification (both interior and exterior), conditional and regulatory, instructional and current awareness--and the process of implementation and installation, including services to be provided by a design consultant, priorities for installation, and the provision of an in-house facility for sign production. A list of references and a copy of the survey form for existing signs are attached. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.