ERIC Number: ED324028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-17
Reference Count: N/A
Facilities Requirements for Archives and Special Collections Department.
Brown, Charlotte B.
The program of the Archives and Special Collections Department at Franklin and Marshall College requires the following function areas to be located in the Shadek-Fackenthal Library: (1) Reading Room; (2) Conservation Laboratory; (3) Isolation Room; (4) storage for permanent collection; (5) storage for high security materials; (6) Processing Room; (7) Display/Exhibit Area; (8) Office of College Archivist; (9) Office of Archival Assistant; and (10) Printing Press Room. General architectural considerations for these areas are outlined, including interior space planning to allow easy flow of staff, materials, and data within the various function areas; specifications for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) and climate control systems; and general requirements for plumbing, electric fire suppression, and security systems. Each area's specific function, location, capacity, design, and furniture needs are detailed. Additional comments on distinctive characteristics of the areas are also included--e.g., the Processing Room should not be carpeted and the Printing Press Room requires durable, easy-to-clean surfaces. (SD)
Descriptors: Archives, Climate Control, College Libraries, Crime Prevention, Design Requirements, Facility Guidelines, Facility Planning, Furniture, Higher Education, Interior Space, Library Collections, Library Facilities, Offices (Facilities), Preservation, Printing
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Franklin and Marshall Coll., Lancaster, PA. Shadek-Fackenthal Library.
Note: For a related document, see IR 053 308.