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ERIC Number: EJ787976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-15
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Library Buildings 2004: It Just Keeps Booming
Hall, Richard
Library Journal, v129 n20 p62 Dec 2004
If the pace of construction, the size of projects, and the money spent on public library buildings represents how well libraries are regarded in America, then libraries are prized. "LJ" has been compiling data on new and renovated buildings for 34 years now, and through thick and thin libraries get built and revitalized. Overall, the average number of projects per year has remained relatively stable at 214. The average number of projects for the last eight years is 219 per year, a two percent variance from the 34-year average. There has been a significant increase (24 percent) in the number of addition and remodeling projects and a slight decrease (ten percent) in the number of new buildings over the 34 years of data collection. Presumably this is because many of the libraries built over the last few decades are now in need of renovation and expansion, though the current data is not detailed enough to show a cycle for public library construction.
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Language: English
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