Countdown to a New Library: Managing the Building Project

American Library Association
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Designed for librarians undertaking a big-budget, long-term building project, this is a comprehensive road map on everything from blueprints to the final move. It covers communicating library users' needs, budget parameters, safety, security, and practical design considerations.
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Publisher
American Library Association
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Published on
Dec 31, 2000
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Pages
205
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ISBN
9780838907672
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
Architecture / Urban & Land Use Planning
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / General
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