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Accompanying presentation from online session by RSC South East, 'Library newbuild' delivered on 13th July 2007

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Library Newbuild - trends in academic library design Library Newbuild - trends in academic library design Presentation Transcript

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  • Why?
    • Existing buildings approach end of natural life span
    • Buildings not fit for purpose, libraries have ‘made do’
    • Wider college newbuild programme
    • Larger student numbers
    • Need for more cost-effective use of space
    • IT to enable rather than control learning
    • Accommodate varied ways of learning
      • Collaborative
      • personalisation
  • In context
    • major academic newbuild programme
    • Building schools for the future
    • LSC funding for Further Education
    • HE investment in newbuild & expansion
    • Designing for 21 st century learning
  • Which means spaces that are
    • Flexible
    • Future-proofed
    • Creative
    • Supportive
  • Repositioning the library? Teaching Spaces Library Social spaces The current scenario – the library as a neutral, multi-use space?
  • Add digital technologies & social networks to the mix … ref: Michael Habib
  • Flexibile learning space
            • Glasgow Saltire Centre
            • Flexible space
            • Technology rich
            • Moveable overhead lighting
            • Electricity points in furnishings and floor
    More on the Saltire Centre
  • Study centre approach
    • Worcester College
    • Distributed study
    • centres
    • Self contained space
    • Specific to each
    • curriculum area
    More on Worcester’s study centres
  • Public Library influence
    • Branding
    • Social spaces
    • Zoning
    • Book shop cafes
    • Multimedia
    • Public sector in turn High St influence
  • Public libraries - Peckham
    • 1999
    • Alsop Architects
    • Stirling Prize winner
    • Regeneration
    • Pod spaces
    • Zoned areas
    • Plaza
    Description
  • and Tower Hamlets
    • 4 Idea Stores
    • 2002 – 2006
    • Adjaye architects
    • Library service
    • Lifelong learning
    Description
  • JISC materials
    • Designing spaces for effective learning
    • JISC Video case studies
    • JISC Infonet toolkit
    • JISC Infonet Flickr photo collection
      • Search by aspect of design
      • institution
      • type of space
  • JISC Infonet photos
  • Other materials
    • What if… re-imagining learning spaces
      • Futurelab
    • Designing Libraries public library database
      • Designing Libraries
    • Design excellence in FE awards
      • RIBA / LSC
    • Learning spaces
      • Educause
    • Good School libraries
      • Ofsted
    • CoFHE Mid West Spaced out presentations
      • CoFHE
  • RSC South East support
    • Sharing regional case studies
    • Strategic advice
    • Technical infrastructure advice
    • Training in digital tools & technologies
    • [email_address]