ERIC Number: ED338241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Planning a New Map Room for the University of Rhode Island Library.
Mongeau, Deborah; Stringer-Hye, Richard
This report describes the planning and design process for the University of Rhode Island Library's new map room, which was undertaken as part of a library expansion and renovation program. The first of the report's three major sections describes how equipment was selected for the map room and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of three types of equipment configurations and the cost estimates provided by various equipment suppliers; the suppliers' addresses and telephone numbers are included. The second section documents how the library's collection development policy fulfills the library's mission statement and responsibilities. It is noted that the collection development policy is inclusive of the following elements: the library's map user priorities; geographic priorities; subject and language considerations; formats; selection criteria; weeding; cooperative agreements; and other special considerations. The third section consists of the office manual of procedures for the processing and filing of maps. Several examples of maps processing are appended. (22 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island Univ., Providence.