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Planning public library buildings : concepts and issues for the librarian

Author: Michael Dewe
Publisher: Aldershot (GB) ; Burlington (Vt.) : Ashgate, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the challenges confronting the planning and development of public libraries; their mission, roles, and issues such as lifelong learning, social inclusion, community, cultural needs, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dewe
ISBN: 0754633888 9780754633884
OCLC Number: 470633683
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 335-340.
Notes bibliogr. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XII-354 p.) : photographies en noir et blanc ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Preface; Introduction; Mission and roles; Sources of renewal and innovation; Service point provision, size and shape; 'Location, location, location'; Alternatives to new buildings; Sustainability, safety, security and systems; Planning, design and construction; Key qualities in design and evaluation; Identity, communication and style; The library interior; Anything it needs to be?. Appendices: Biennial UK Public Library Building Awards 1995 onwards; US Library Building Award Program [USA], 1991 onwards; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Michael Dewe.
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