New in paperback! This book fills a need for a selective bibliography focusing on design that will not only house collections appropriately, but also be comfortable for readers and staff. The books and articles cited here provoke thought about new technologies and materials and will enable information professionals to feel comfortable when they communicate with the various other professionals involved in the actual work of construction or renovation. Contents: Part One: The Design of Libraries and the Preservation of BooksA Summary History. Part Two: A Guide to the Literature, with chapters on planning, design, the interior, the environment, safety, and preservation. Appendixes include case studies, bibliographies of bibliographies and of journals, and a directory of organizations. With index. Cloth version previously published in 1991.
Susan Garretson Swartzburg, Preservation Specialist at Rutgers University, established the Preservation Office at Yale University Library, and developed procedures for the handling of deteriorated library materials that are followed by a number of major libraries today. She has published Preserving Library Materials (Scarecrow Press, 1980) and is active in conservation and bibliographic organizations. Holly J. Bussey (AB, Wheaton College; MLIS, Rutgers), Vice President and Manager, Ayer Information Center, New York, hold responsibility for all secondary research in Ayer's worldwide offices. She has been active in library planning and space design, has consulted on several renovation projects, including the Staten Island Historical Society Library, and has guest-edited a thematic issue of Special Libraries. Frank Garretson, AIA, has an architectural practice in Sheffield, MA specializing in renovations and additions to older homes. Formerly a city planner with a special interest in writing and implementing preservation plans, he received Classical America's Arthur Ross Award in 1988 for designing homes in the regional vernacular.