Better Library Design

Autore: Rebecca T. Miller
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442239611
Grandezza: 62,42 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8524

Few librarians build more than one library in their careers and renovating or building a whole new library is a very expensive investment. Thus, new or refurbished structures need to be fresh and up to date. While some librarians have the means to visit exemplary buildings as they develop their own library’s master plan, most library leaders and stakeholders won’t actually see the full range of potential projects. Hence, this unique book is both a resource and a brainstorm prompt. It helps library leaders and key stakeholders surface the ideal programmatic aspects that drive exciting design, and offer recent design solutions that have been effectively implemented. Better Library Design: Ideas from Library Journal identifies and celebrates the top trends in library design, capturing current state and provides an authoritative overview for those planning their own projects. This is a colorful, high content survey of dynamic library building projects completed in the last five years, in both public and academic settings. Anchored by Library Journal’s New Landmark Libraries competition, here is the nation’s best examples of innovative, functional, appealing design --- all in glorious full-color so you’ll be both inspired and informed as you make important design choices.

Better By Design

Autore: Ayub Khan
Editore: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856046508
Grandezza: 44,66 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1225

Libraries today are faced with rapidly shifting populations of users with differing needs, who require a range of new communications links that are transforming our concept of the library space. This developing role has created a set of new and complex challenges for those delivering library services. There is no such thing as the 'perfect' library building. However, a well designed building will enable a project both to gain local acceptance more easily and to ease the process of securing planning permission. It also needs to be cost effective to run, support the organization's objectives well, offer an improved service to the user and make an impact on the community. This much-needed book takes as its starting point the fact that few architects know very much about libraries, and fewer librarians know about architectural planning and designing. It steers a clear path for library managers through the language and processes that they need to understand as members of a team overseeing the planning of a new library building project, major refurbishment or remodelling of an existing library. Key topics include: twenty-first century libraries developing a business case project management the design/project team selecting an architect partnership and community engagement the design brief design quality space planning and access occupancy and post-occupancy evaluation building libraries for the future. Appendices offer top tips and checklists, together with a glossary of common terms used within the construction environment to help further de-mystify the design process for librarians. Readership: This practical and accessible book is an invaluable guide not only for new entrants to the library profession, but also for experienced practitioners who are approaching for the first time the important task of creating a new library or major refurbishment of existing facilities. It will also be of great relevance to architects unfamiliar with library building requirements.

Designing Better Libraries

Autore: Richard Charles McCarthy
Editore: Alleyside Press
Grandezza: 36,96 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3514

The second edition has been updated to reflect recent changes in standards and procedures in the architectural and building professions. It includes new resources added to the bibliography and a completely new chapter on "Project Delivery", which thoroughly describes the alternatives to the traditional "design-bid-build" form of project completion. The author explains how to select and work with an architect and other professionals in designing and implementing the project, including site selection, remodeling, expansion, completely new facilities, renovations, restorations, landscaping, interior design, and improving accessibility. As an experienced architect and an active library trustee, the author provides valuable insight into the role and responsibilities of trustees, staff, administration and building professionals. Includes updated proposal forms, helpful checklists, and a bibliography. This book will prove useful to public libraries as well as for school librarians contemplating renovation or new facilities.

Better Library And Learning Space

Autore: Les Watson
Editore: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856047636
Grandezza: 43,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 5684

What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space? Each chapter in this cutting-edge text addresses this critical question, capturing the insights and practical ideas of leading international librarians, educators and designers to offer you a ‘creative resource bank’ that will help to transform your library and learning spaces. This is an innovative and practical toolkit introducing concepts, drawing together opinions and encouraging new ways of thinking about library learning spaces for the future. The book is structured in three parts. Part 1 – Projects and trends describes features of library space around the world through a selection of focused case studies painting a global picture, identifying common directions and ideas as well as highlighting country and regional diversity. Part 2 – Trends and ideas looks at the why and how of library space, covering topics such as contextual factors, current ideas in library space development, and the creative design of new spaces. It examines how library spaces are adapting to new forms of learning, digital literacies and technological fluency. Finally, Part 3 – Ideas and futures looks to the future of libraries and their learning spaces, inviting future-scanning contributions from a diverse range of authors, including librarians, learning specialists, academics, architects, an interior designer, a furniture designer and a management specialist. Readership: This is a must-have text for those involved in designing and developing library and learning spaces, from library and university management to designers and architects. It’s also a useful guide for students taking courses in library and information science to get to grips with the importance of library design.

A Better Library Checkout

Autore: Amber Lovett
Editore: Cherry Lake
ISBN: 1534140980
Grandezza: 80,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7672

How could a smarter library checkout system make life easier for the kids and librarian in your school? Great inventors use a process called design thinking to help them identify problems, big and small, and create solutions for them. This book introduces readers to design thinking and asks them to look at their library's checkout system (the pros and cons of it) in a specific way to figure out how to improve it. Design thinking fosters innovation, creativity, and even empathy--essential learning for students. Book includes table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, infographics, and instructions.

User Experience Ux Design For Libraries

Autore: Aaron Schmidt
Editore: American Library Association
ISBN: 1555707815
Grandezza: 34,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3292

User experience (UX) characterizes how a person feels about using a product, system or service. UX design incorporates the practical aspects of utility, ease of use and efficiency to make your web design and functionality decisions with patrons in mind. This results in a better design, a more intuitive interface, and a more enjoyable experience. This book shows you how to get there by providing hands-on steps and best practices for UX design principles, practices, and tools to engage with patrons online and build the best web presence for your library. You ll find out how to conduct a usability test, perform a card sort, make decisions on how to build the architecture of your site, create personas as a cornerstone of your website planning process, create a content strategy, and perform an experience-based evaluation of your site.

Building Libraries For The 21st Century

Autore: T.D. Webb
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 147660360X
Grandezza: 61,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8571

Despite calls for electronic, virtual, digital libraries without walls, the walled variety are still being built, some of them massive. This book explores the reasons for this contradiction by examining several notable new library facilities around the world to see how modern expectations for libraries are being translated into concrete and steel. More and more libraries are looking at change not as a dreaded hazard but as an opportunity that can itself be seized to strengthen the library in the areas of mission, technologies, facilities, funding, and organizational structure. Thirteen libraries are discussed—by a librarian or administrator who worked on the project. Each author writes about the design and building concerns that were particularly relevant to that library: philosophy, political issues, or any other concerns that affected planning, building, and services in the new facility. Introductory and concluding chapters identify underlying values and themes, tying everything together. The unique combinations of issues, constraints, and opportunities show how libraries are planning to fit into the approaching era of virtual information delivery.

Eco Library Design

Autore: John A. Flannery
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400740786
Grandezza: 35,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6344

The ancient pairing of architecture and books has always been an interesting topic for debate, and the increasing popularity of electronic books has recently added fuel to the fire. However, the bonfires built for the printed version remain unlit. Research undertaken for this publication suggests that the traditional reading room is currently enjoying a renaissance in many different guises, with print and digital media enjoying a symbiotic relationship. The digital revolution is just one of the many challenges faced by the library architect. To satisfy the varied requirements of library users, flexible, future proof, indoor and outdoor spaces must now support both passive and active pursuits. These often contrasting demands can vary dramatically from quiet, contemplative reading to audible public performance. This publication explores in detail the evolution of the eco-library, focusing on how design teams cope with diminishing resources in diverse geographic and climatic conditions. The featured projects demonstrate measurable reductions in both construction and operating costs through innovative designs that utilise the ecology of a selected site in a positive way. A library development will now inevitably seek to lead by example, visibly demonstrating sound environmental practice, and providing an enhanced user experience for increasingly more discerning patrons. Eco-Library Design provides a worldwide perspective on 21st century trends in library architecture.

Handbook Of Research On Digital Libraries Design Development And Impact

Autore: Theng, Yin-Leng
Editore: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599048809
Grandezza: 34,22 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6867

"This book is an in-depth collection aimed at developers and scholars of research articles from the expanding field of digital libraries"--Provided by publisher.

Renewing Our Libraries

Autore: Mr Michael Dewe
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409485897
Grandezza: 52,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7722

With the wish to heighten their profile, modernize their environment and increase use, libraries in the UK have refurbished and, where necessary and possible, extended their existing buildings. Although much has been achieved in this regard across the UK, more continues and needs to be accomplished. The case-studies in this book provide librarians, architects and others with examples of what has been undertaken and highlight the policies, processes, design issues – and the problems that have been overcome – leading to successful library refurbishments. While the case studies are mainly drawn from the UK and cover a variety of library types, the book has wider international appeal and includes case studies drawn from Ireland, Sweden and the USA.

Academic Librarianship By Design

Autore: Steven J. Bell
Editore: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838909393
Grandezza: 57,98 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5080

"The future of academic librarianship depends on our collective ability to integrate services and practices into the teaching and learning process...Our goal is to raise awareness, promote the contributions librarians can make, and create change." --Steven J. Bell and John D. Shank Change is unfolding at a furious pace for academic librarians, where even predictions of obsolescence abound. This new vision for designing the future of academic libraries enables librarians to become indispensable partners in the college teaching endeavor by integrating themselves into the instructional process. Learn why enhanced capabilities in instructional design and technology, the "blended librarian skill set," is so critical. Then use the authors' modified instructional design "ADDIE model" to: Improve collaboration with faculty, researchers, and students to become an instructional partner Connect with learners by applying design thinking to develop and enhance library services Provide new tools for sharing information literacy and research process insights Take leadership initiative to integrate the academic library and librarian into the teaching and learning process Scenarios, case studies, and profiles throughout illustrate the successes that real "blended librarians" are having on campuses. This practical, hands-on guide expands the possibilities for academic librarians in public service, reference, instruction, information literacy, and even library and information science students.

Web Site Design With The Patron In Mind

Autore: Susanna Davidsen
Editore: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838908693
Grandezza: 13,51 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7899

A guide to designing library Web sites covers such topics as defining Web site goals, writing a mission statement, and what to put on the home page.

The Customer Focused Library Re Inventing The Public Library From The Outside In

Autore: Joseph R. Matthews
Editore: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591588766
Grandezza: 41,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4023

A top library consultant offers specific recommendations for helping libraries adapt to their changing role in the community. • Illustrations and drawings of innovative library buildings and features • A bibliography of additional print and online resources • A complete index

Contemporary Library Architecture

Autore: Ken Worpole
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136660690
Grandezza: 51,42 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5855

Focusing on the practical issues which need to be addressed by anyone involved in library design, here Ken Worpole offers his renowned expertise to architects, planners, library professionals, students, local government officers and members interested in creating and sustaining successful library buildings and services. Contemporary Library Architecture: A Planning and Design Guide features: a brief history of library architecture an account of some of the most distinctive new library designs of the 20th & 21st centuries an outline of the process for developing a successful brief and establishing a project management team a delineation of the commissioning process practical advice on how to deal with vital elements such as public accessibility, stock-holding, ICT, back office functions, children’s services, co-location with other services such as learning centres and tourist & information services an sustainability in depth case studies from around the world, including public and academic libraries from the UK, Europe and the US full colour illustrations throughout, showing technical details and photographs. This book is the ultimate guide for anyone approaching library design.

Designing Space For Children And Teens In Libraries And Public Places

Autore: Sandra Feinberg
Editore: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910203
Grandezza: 42,11 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7031

Provides guidelines and tips for creating a welcoming library space for children and teenagers, covering such concerns as design facilitation, spatial planning, architectural and environmental elements, and mood and ambience.

Recent Developments In The Design Construction And Evaluation Of Digital Libraries Case Studies

Autore: Cool, Colleen
Editore: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466629924
Grandezza: 42,72 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7704

It is no secret that the world of libraries has rapidly evolved into an environment which will soon be largely digitized. However, this digital shift has brought with it a unique set of challenges and issues for scholars and librarians to handle. Recent Developments in the Design, Construction, and Evaluation of Digital Libraries not only addresses the challenges with digital libraries, but it also describes the recent developments in the design, construction, and evaluation of these libraries in various environments. This cutting-edge resource compiles research from a wide array of specialists into a unified and comprehensive manner. Librarians, researchers, scholars, and professionals in this field will find the reference source beneficial in order to deepen their understanding of this continually growing field.

Library Instruction Design

Autore: Di Su
Editore: Elsevier
ISBN: 1780634072
Grandezza: 15,74 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6245

The design philosophies of Google and Apple represent different approaches to new product design. Google's model features bottom-up and data-driven decision-making processes, while Apple's model is to design and build products top-down. Library instruction program design may learn from these differing but complementary approaches. Inspired by Google’s and Apple’s success, Library Instruction Design details how library instruction program design may learn from the philosophy of product design in the business world. In designing library instruction, a Google-philosophy approach teaches what the user wants to know while an Apple-philosophy approach teaches what the librarian thinks the user needs to learn. These two design philosophies aim at different teaching objectives reflecting library and information science education in modern society. The book is divided into five sections, with opening sections covering library instruction, the philosophy of library instruction design and design philosophy from different angles. Later sections discuss applying Google’s model and applying Apple’s model. Offers a creative way to think about library instruction program design Suggests two design approaches grounded in two philosophies, represented by the design approaches of Google and Apple Details the differences and complementarities between top-down and bottom-up approaches to design

Planning Public Library Buildings

Autore: Michael Dewe
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754633884
Grandezza: 38,68 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1653

Planning a new or refurbished public library means considering not only facilities for collections, services, staff and users, but examining also the local context, reviewing the library image, and developing relationships with other community facilities and agencies. This book examines the entire gamut of challenges confronting the planning and development of contemporary public libraries; their mission, their roles, and key issues such as lifelong learning, social inclusion, community and cultural needs, regeneration and funding. The helpful presentation and readable style guides the librarian through the preliminary information-gathering and decision-making process that ensures a successful library building for all concerned. Using practical case studies, plans and photographs, the author tackles the critical issues of siting, size, plans and design concepts, and provides a helpful guide to weighing up the alternatives of refurbished, converted and new buildings. security, safety and sustainability; key characteristics of successful buildings; identity, decor and signage; and interior layout and facilities. The text draws together a vast resource of real library examples from all over the world which provide best practice models and lessons to learn. For funding authorities, librarians and architects of public libraries this is a highly informative book that will help to ensure wise decision-making and prevent costly mistakes.

Designing Library Space For Children

Autore: Ingrid Bon
Editore: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110232170
Grandezza: 35,53 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 2829

In recent years the library community has seen a renewed interest in library architecture and design. This is due to the change of focus from content and collection development to how libraries engage with their users in a digital age. This means that librarians, architects, politicians and patrons must develop new visions, concepts and ideas for the design and building of libraries. This book brings together a number of articles based on presentations from the IFLA World Congress 2009: historical view of the development of children's libraries over the last century, a look at how children use new media, libraries of the future, innovative design projects for children's libraries from around the world. current theme historical view and new projects

Library Furnishings

Autore: Tish Murphy
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476609934
Grandezza: 77,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2901

The life expectancy of a typical library is 20 or so years. This useful life can be greatly extended, however, with extensive planning and an informed choice of versatile, adaptable furnishings. Everything you need to know to accomplish this feat can be found within the pages of this volume. Professional, experienced advice and suggestions take the library designer through the entire design process. This book provides a plethora of information from the planning stages through the finished media center—to allow any librarian or architect to make informed, cost-effective decisions. The work begins with the creation of the development team, explains terminology employed by furniture manufacturers and the conventions used for furnishing measurements. Topics covered include the installation of adequate (and stable) shelving; user-friendly seating arrangements; and plans for satisfying ever-increasing technological requirements. Appendices contain a number of checklists covering such areas as the tasks and responsibilities of the development team; evaluations of various work stations and seating options; ADA surveys; and electronic planning. Detailed diagrams and photographs from completed designs are also included. From colors to work spaces and furniture composition, Tish Murphy’s twenty years of experience in the field provides the reader with firsthand knowledge regarding what works and what doesn’t in the world of library furnishings.