ERIC Number: ED354899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
[The Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.] A Library with a Difference. Projects and Experiments.
Jarkon, Joe; Fitzpatrick, Vicki, Ed.
This publication describes the Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a regional library for the National Library Service (NLS) example of the creative use of physical space and innovative technology. The publication focuses on the materials-handling system designed for the new facility, including system design objectives; before and after descriptions of how loading-dock and turnaround area operations work; and descriptions of materials-handling components, including tow line, scissors lifts, conveyor system, horizontal carousels and rewinding operations and machines. A preliminary planning chart showing service aspects to be considered, a chart of the first-floor layout of loading dock operations and equipment that moves materials throughout the building, and a chart of the layout of turn-around operations accompany the description. Background on the library's history and funding and a summary of renovation or building projects undertaken by 21 other NLS regional libraries over the past several years are also presented. (KRN)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Building Conversion, Building Design, Disabilities, Equipment, Library Automation, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Library Services, Public Libraries
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, 1291 Taylor St., N.W., Washington, DC 20542 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.