Libraries as Places: Buildings for the 21st Century

by Marie-Françoise Bisbrouck, Jérémie Desjardins, Céline Ménil, Florence Poncé, & François Rouyer-Gayette (Eds.)

Series: IFLA Publications Series 109
Publisher: Munich: K.G. Saur, 2004

 Buildings for the 21st CenturyThis book contains the Proceedings of the 13th Seminar of IFLA's
Library Buildings and Equipment Section, which was this time
co-organised with IFLA's Public Libraries Section. The event took place
as one of the satellite meetings of the World Library and Information
Congress 2003 in Berlin, and took place in Paris at the end of July
2003.

Seminars like this have been held every two years (The Hague 1997,
Shanghai 1999, Boston 2001) to allow architects and librarians to share
experiences in the field of library planning and the building process.
The goals of this seminar were to explore the issues affecting the
future development of library space, and to help prepare to envision
innovative library spaces that are responsive to user needs and
community interests.

This compilation of 12 papers given at the Paris seminar, includes a
hugh amount of information, with regard to the state of the art of
library building. The book is illustrated with approx. 125 pictures.

Libraries as Places: Buildings for the 21st Century
Edited by Marie-Françoise Bisbrouck, Jérémie Desjardins, Céline Ménil,
Florence Poncé, François Rouyer-Gayette München: Saur, 2004, 210 p.
(IFLA Publications; 109)
ISBN 3-598-21839-7
Price: EUR 74 (IFLA Members EUR 55,50)

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