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ERIC Number: ED440664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 887
Abstractor: N/A
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8389-0747-4
Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings. Third Edition.
Leighton, Philip D.; Weber, David C.
This book presents the processes involved in planning, programming, designing, and constructing academic library buildings. Chapters are arranged by topic in the general chronological order in which most projects proceed. Although this volume is concerned with the planning of academic libraries, there are many similarities with the planning of research library buildings that are not part of academic institutions. Chapters include: (1) "Library Requirements and the Planning Process"; (2) "The Alternatives to a New Library Building"; (3) "Planning Preliminaries"; (4) "The Planning Team, with Architect and Consultants"; (5) "General Programming"; (6) "Programming: Housing the Collections"; (7) "Programming: Accommodations for Readers and Collections"; (8) "Programming: Space for Staff and General Purposes"; (9) "Budgeting and Expense Control"; (10) "Building Additions and Renovations"; (11) "Master Planning and Siting"; (12) "Schematic Considerations"; (13) "Design Development"; (14) "Construction Documents"; (15) "Bidding, Business Concerns, and Construction"; and (16) "Activation." Appendices include program and other document examples; formulas, guidelines and standards; "Building Blocks for Library Space: Functional Guidelines, 1995"; environmental guidelines for collection preservation; equipment that might be overlooked; a bibliography of selected useful publications; and a glossary. Includes an index. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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