Why? <ul><li>Existing buildings approach end of natural life span </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings not fit for purpose, librari...
In context <ul><li>major academic newbuild programme  </li></ul><ul><li>Building schools for the future </li></ul><ul><li>...
Which means spaces that are <ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Future-proofed </li></ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul><ul><li...
Repositioning the library? Teaching Spaces Library Social spaces The current scenario – the library as a neutral, multi-us...
Add digital technologies & social networks to the mix … ref:  Michael  Habib
Flexibile learning space <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>  Glasgow Saltire Centre </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><u...
Study centre approach <ul><li>  Worcester College </li></ul><ul><li>  Distributed study </li></ul><ul><li>  centres </li><...
Public Library influence <ul><li>Branding </li></ul><ul><li>Social spaces </li></ul><ul><li>Zoning </li></ul><ul><li>Book ...
Public libraries - Peckham <ul><li>1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Alsop Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Stirling Prize winner </li></...
and Tower Hamlets <ul><li>4 Idea Stores </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Adjaye architects </li></ul><ul><l...
JISC materials <ul><li>Designing spaces for effective learning </li></ul><ul><li>JISC Video case studies </li></ul><ul><li...
JISC Infonet photos
Other materials <ul><li>What if… re-imagining learning spaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Futurelab </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Desig...
RSC South East support <ul><li>Sharing regional case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic advice </li></ul><ul><li>Technica...
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Library Newbuild - trends in academic library design

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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

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