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Better library and learning space : projects, trends and ideas /

by Watson, Les.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Facet Publishing, 2013Description: xxvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781856047630; 1856047636.Subject(s): Library buildings -- Design and construction | Library buildings -- Design and construction -- Case studies | Libraries -- Space utilization | Libraries -- Space utilization -- Case studies | Library planningSummary: What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space? Each chapter in this text addresses this critical question, capturing the insights and practical ideas of leading international librarians, educators, and designers to offer a 'creative resource bank' that will help to transform your library and learning spaces. This innovative and practical toolkit introduces concepts, draws together opinions, and encourages new ways of thinking about learning spaces in the future. It explores topics that include: the threat of change, including new models of learning and the revolution in technology; the role of the library, looking at new sustainable and creative library models; and the power of space, exploring its effects on identity, psychology and behavior. This is a ... text for those involved in designing and developing library and learning spaces, from library and university management to designers and architects. List(s) this item appears in: Anatolia Libraries Staff Development | Learning Spaces
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space? Each chapter in this text addresses this critical question, capturing the insights and practical ideas of leading international librarians, educators, and designers to offer a 'creative resource bank' that will help to transform your library and learning spaces. This innovative and practical toolkit introduces concepts, draws together opinions, and encourages new ways of thinking about learning spaces in the future. It explores topics that include: the threat of change, including new models of learning and the revolution in technology; the role of the library, looking at new sustainable and creative library models; and the power of space, exploring its effects on identity, psychology and behavior. This is a ... text for those involved in designing and developing library and learning spaces, from library and university management to designers and architects.

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