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ERIC Number: ED256346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 280
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Library Automation and Facility Planning.
Cohen, Aaron; Cohen, Elaine
This seminar and workbook are designed to aid librarians in planning and designing attractive and efficient libraries in light of the changing technologies of the 1980s. It is based on the premise that the electronic revolution of the 1980s will cause substantial changes in the work force, work processes, and the nature of physical layouts of libraries. Organized as a workbook, the report contains checklists and discussion within the following subject areas: libraries meeting the problems of the next two decades; work improvement/work simplification; behavioral aspects of space; the library manager's role; impact of automation on the work environment; computers and how they work (including a glossary); human factors in relation to the man/machine interface; the arrangement of space; physical planning for electronic systems; furniture; lighting and power; acoustics; and energy. Many charts, illustrations, and reprinted articles are used to clarify aspects within subject areas. A bibliography is included. (THC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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