IFLA Library Building Guidelines: Developments & Reflections, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3598440375
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440373
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 266 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released April 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Provides information and guidelines for the library building planning process. Reflects on fundamental issues, on new development trends and on the planning process. Issues covered include what to consider when investigating the need for space, library design from a marketing viewpoint, green management and sustainability relating to library buildings and a layman's guide to reading plans.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: A New Tool for Planning Library Buildings.
1: Developments & Reflections.
2: The Top Ten Qualities of Good Library Space.
3: Reinventing the Physical Library: Libraries in a New Context.
4: Investigating the Need for Space.
5: Unlocking the Library: Library Design From a Marketing Perspective.
6: Users and Public Space: What to Consider When Planning Library Space.
7: Configuring Internal Staff Areas.
8: How was it for you? The Building Process in Practice.
9: Guidelines for Planning the Process.
10: The Building Process Including How to Choose an Architect.
11: A Practical Means of Estimating Library Space Needs.
12: Interior Design Considerations and Developing the Brief.
13: A Library Project from an Architect’s Point of View.
14: Green Building Management and Sustainable Maintenance.
15: Reading Plans for Library Professionals.
16: Renovating Historic Buildings.
17: Site & Location.
18: What to Look for: A Check List for Visiting Library Buildings.
National Standards – Introduction.
The Notion of “Standard Surface Area” and Construction of French Libraries.
Library Standards in the Province of Barcelona, Spain.
List of contributors.
Other IFLA Sources.