Renewing our Libraries: Case Studies in Re-planning and Refurbishment

Renewing our Libraries: Case Studies in Re-planning and Refurbishment

by Michael Dewe

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Overview

The drive to raise the profile, and modernise the image of libraries has begun, but much still remains to be done. The case-studies in this book, drawn from the UK, Europe and the USA, explore the policies, processes, design issues and problems faced by librarians, architects and others seeking to refurbish and improve the buildings successfully, and to raise their standing and meaning in their communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409485896
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Michael Dewe had extensive experience at senior level in public libraries and latterly as a University Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales. As well as a long-standing commitment to writing and lecturing about library buildings, he also acted as a consultant both in the UK and abroad. Actively involved with the IFLA Section on Library Buildings and Equipment for a number of years, he was also a member of the judging panel for the Public Library Building Awards scheme from 1995 to 2003.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction: renewing our libraries – forces for change, Michael Dewe; Part 1 Heritage Library Buildings – Enhancing the Past for the Present: Leek library, Staffordshire: listed, linked and limited – opening up service and perception in a Victorian building, Hilary Jackson and Alan Medway; Long Eaton library, Derbyshire: an art nouveau gem reborn, Robert Gent and Don Gibbs; Torquay library, Torbay: refurbishing an art deco style building, Katie Lusty. Part 2 New Styles of Provision – Widening the Library Role: Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire: discovery centre and more, Richard Ward; National Library of Wales: the visitor experience project, Mark Mainwaring. Part 3 Remaking University Libraries – Creating Modern Learning and Research Environments: Kenrick library, Birmingham City University: from dismal to a dynamic refurbishment, Judith Andrews; Glasgow University library: from book warehouse to lighthouse for study, Helen Durndell; Hartley library, University of Southampton: from accretion to integration, 2002–2007, Mark Brown and Richard Wake. Part 4 Extending the Library – Modernizing and Adding Space: Dublin City library and archive: from concept to reality, Deirdre Ellis-King; The London library: changing to stay the same but expansion and renewal, Inez T.P.A. Lynn; Malmö city library, Sweden: beauty vs. efficiency – planning for user and staff needs, Gunilla Petterson; Waterford central library: a space for all, Jane Cantwell. Part 5 Library Refurbishment Programmes – Forging Templates for Building Renewal: Barnsley central library: there and back – remaking libraries, Kathryn Green, Jane Lee and Wendy Mann; Coalville, Birstall and Enderby libraries, Leicestershire: case studies in renewal, Margaret Bellamy; North Yorkshire libraries: creating a new library brand, Julie Blaisdale; Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Lakenheath and Felixstowe libraries, Suffolk: refurbishments that are prize-winners, Mike Ellwood. Part 6 (1) Snapshots: Some Refurbishment Case Studies In Brief (2) Case Studies Reviewed: Snapshots: some refurbishment case studies in brief, Michael Dewe and Alan Clark; Case studies reviewed, Michael Dewe; Bibliography; Index.


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