Library Furnishings: A Planning Guide

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McFarland, 2015/02/18 - 215 ページ
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.
 

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目次

Anticipate and Facilitate Change
1
1 Laying Out the Library
9
2 Bringing Electrical into Furniture
40
3 Specifications to Installation
53
Will It Stand the Test of Time?
74
The Primary Rule Is to Exceed Minimums
97
Types Performance Testing and Use
110
Quietly? Entertain while Encouraging Learning
124
9 Lessons Learned From the Past to Embrace Technologies of the Future
143
Signs for Identification and Information
155
11 Green Libraries That Work
165
12 Forward Thinking
175
Checklists For a Smoother Project
183
Chapter Notes
195
Bibliography
199
Index
203

Created from Their Input
136

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Library furnishings consultant Tish Murphy lives in Mesa, Arizona.

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