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The Hive : Worcester Library and History Centre Opening June 2012 Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP
The Project Vision As taken from the Project Initiation Document The project is a groundbreaking partnership development to create a fully integrated public and university library, which will be completely new to the UK and highly innovative internationally. The centre will also include Worcestershire Record Office, Worcestershire History, Environment and Archaeology Service, and Worcestershire Hub Customer Service Centre. The concept has been developed jointly by Worcestershire County Council and the University of Worcester. It will create a cultural, learning and information centre of excellence promoting life-long learning, engendering social inclusion and raising aspirations in the broadest sense for the whole community, regardless of age, background or ability.
Based on: The Worcester Library and History Centre: A Shared Vision – A Single Community Roger Fairman M.Sc., P.G.Dip.Lib., B.Sc., MCLIP Produced for: Inspiration, Innovation, Celebration: an Entrepreneurial Conference for Librarians. June 3-4, 2009, University of North Carolina, Greensboro campus.
Background to the Hive Project & Key Stakeholders
(from project genesis in 2003, to service launches 2010-12 and building opening in 2012)
The Hive : What Makes It Special? What Makes It Different?
Joint public-academic library – fully-integrated services: nearest comparator San José, CA.
Transformational Library Services for city and region – a centre of resources and learning for all communities.
Library Services for Life: aim is that registering for Worcs. School Libraries at age 5 registers you for life (using Shibboleth) for Worcs. Public and University Library Services, and more…
High-profile library showcase already attracting significant international and global interest – truly exciting opportunities for us and our partners!
The Hive Project Transforming this…
Private Finance Initiative
£41m PFI credits
£10m Higher Education Funding Council – England (HEFCE)
£7m Advantage West Midlands
Other specific funding / sponsorship being sought for elements of the project.
The Hive : Funding Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP
Customer Service Centre (Worcestershire Hub)
Regional Development Agency
Key Stakeholders: The Joint Project Team (JPT)
The Vision - Connection Project is seen as both a physical and metaphorical bridge linking the City and the University : “Town with Gown”
Public Library Worcs. Schools Record Office Archaeology Service History Centre Worcestershire County Council
Wonderful piece of civic architecture… which struggles heroically to meet the demands of a modern library service.
Provides only 25% of the IFLA recommended floor space for its catchment population (1,000 m 2 vs 4,000 m 2 ).
‘ Bursting at the seams’ and unable to display some fascinating special collections.
As the urban landscape changes, moving increasingly towards the periphery of the city..?
Worcester City Library
Urgent need for expansion
Record Office (original documents)
County Hall campus on the periphery of the city.
20% of original material held at two other locations up to 75 miles away due to lack of space, with a third to be introduced shortly due to continued growth.
History Centre (Local & Family History – mainly secondary & surrogate documents)
The new building will combine the two public branches and allow all the collections to be stored in one place for the first time in Record Office history.
Worcs. County Record Office
Worcester a site of historical importance, with many dig sites and much potential.
Currently located on University of Worcester Campus and has links with UW through involvement in degree courses in Archaeology & the Historic Environment.
Seeking higher public profile.
Opportunity to work more closely with the Record Office and the Customer service centre.
Worcs. Historic Environment & Archaeology Service
One-stop-shop service for information relating to Local Government Services.
Shared service between Worcestershire County Council, Worcester City Council and surrounding District Councils.
Need for larger, custom built accommodation.
Already some experience of co-location within Libraries (e.g. Malvern).
Significantly different customer base from the university and public library.
Customer Service Centre: Worcestershire Hub
“ There are ten key principles that should underpin how we will turn our vision into reality through excellent design.” WLHC Detailed Design statement 2007 Inspiration Connection Aspiration Learning Integration Inclusivity Enduring Values Well-being Sustainability Visibility The Vision
The Vision - Connection New Generations to Ancient texts Ideas to Business Plans People to Skills The Curious to Learning Libraries to New Audiences The Disadvantaged to The Community Questions to Answers
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios LLP
Using striking architecture and innovative landscape design to create a destination for all.
Using high quality design to bring together a range of information based services in such a way that their physical adjacencies promote curiosity and a desire to explore different cultural and learning experiences.
To raise aspirations within the community: The Vision - Aspiration
The Vision - Sustainability
Very challenging environmental performance targets – aim is carbon neutral delivery of services
Naturally ventilated building
Use of thermal mass of the building to mediate temperature variations
Cooling from prevailing winds passing over innovative soft landscape
Peak cooling requirements met by use of water from River Severn
Use of Biomass boilers burning sustainable, locally produced, wood chips
Design for potential future installation of CHP boilers & Photovoltaic panels
Reader Terms and Conditions
Core principle of access to all resources as far as is possible under terms of licenses
Ideal is to have no visible dead-ends or turnaways
LMS loan parameters: Who can borrow what and for how long
Fines and charges
1: ICT Services (Infrastructure/ IDM) 2: IT Services (incl. AV) 3: Library systems 4: Virtual Services 5: Customer Services 6: Arts & Exhibitions 7: Learning For Life 8: Children's & Young People's Services 9: Staffing & Volunteering 10: Marketing & Communications Service Development Workstreams
E-resources & Licensing
Workstream 4: Virtual Services
Areas for Discussion.
What difficulties might you be able to foresee in what we are planning to achieve?
What assistance might JISC be able to provide us?
How do the provisions of the Model Licence fit this scenario – specifically “Walk-in use” ?
Will resource providers be in a position to respond to what we are doing?
What approach is going to appeal to resource providers?