ERIC Number: ED457673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Academic Libraries as High-Tech Gateways: A Guide to Design & Space Decisions. Second Edition.
Bazillion, Richard J.; Braun, Connie L.
This book, based on research about libraries around the country, provides tools that can be used for planning and building an academic library space that streamlines access to information. It explains how to incorporate the latest innovations in academic library facility design; how to make the facility flexible for changing information technology needs; and how to balance design, comfort, and physical space demands. Chapters examine the following areas: (1) academic libraries and the information-technology landscape; (2) the design of an "intelligent library"; (3) infrastructure building; (4) facility furnishing, equipping, and staffing; (5) occupying and commissioning a new building; (6) the library as a "teaching and learning instrument"; and (7) academic libraries at the millennium. Appendices provide information on ATM networking and building design, and electronic teaching and learning facilities. (Contains 54 illustrations.) (GR)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Libraries
American Library Association, Order Fulfillment, P.O. Box 932501, Atlanta, GA 31193-2501 ($49.50, members; $55, nonmembers). Tel: 800-545-2433 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Assistance provided by Paul Willis, Judy Sackett, Don Craig, Tom Simon, Ken Anderson, and Tom Grier.