ERIC Number: ED438869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the California Community Colleges Library Space Standards with Proposed Revisions to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5.
This document serves as a "talking paper" for the Consultation Task Force for Library Space Standards. The current required formulae for planning library and learning resource facilities for community colleges in California are found in the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 5, Section 57030, "Library Space." This section has been in place since before 1974. This report, which raises issues that are not adequately addressed by the current formulae, contains the following sections: (1) Background; (2) Summary of Issues with Current Standards; (3) Goals for Community College Library/Learning Resource Center Projects; (4) Converting Day Graded Enrollment (DGE) to Full Time Equivalent Enrollment Student (FTES): Demographics of California Community College Students; (5) Stack Space; (6) Staff Space; (7) Reader Station Space; (8) Total Space; (9) Audio-Visual and Programmed Instruction Activities; and (10) Proposed Revision of CCR, Title 5, Section 57030. Library Space. The proposed revisions do not address all of the deficiencies in the current guidelines. In some areas, the final allocations have moved further away from the minimum standards, but in general, the task force chose improvement in quality, flexibility at the local level, and accessibility over quantitative guidelines. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.