Thursday, September 02, 2010
New From ACRL - "The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age"
"The Academic Library Building in the Digital Age: A Study of Construction, Planning and Design of New Library Space is the first comprehensive study of planning and construction of academic library buildings completed entirely in the 21st century. Given digitization of collections, the dynamic mix of new learning spaces with traditional library functions and other factors informing contemporary library design, the Digital Age has not raised so much the question of if libraries will survive, but how they will survive. Stewart’s study answers this question by examining academic library building projects completed in recent years. The book includes survey results on planning processes, building characteristics including user space in each building, usage and new roles for library buildings."