Designing Academic Libraries for the 21st century: Issues of Accessibility and Usability

ICORD 09: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research into Design, Bangalore, India 07.-09.01.2009

Year: 2009
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Bostick,L.Sharon; Petrie,Helen
Section: Human Factors, Aesthetics, Semantics, ans Semiotics
Page(s): 313-320


Academic libraries in the 21st century face many challenges to meet the changing needs of students and staff. This paper discusses the problems of designing the accessibility and usability of the physical spaces,collections and services of modern academic libraries. Existing guidelines for accessibility and usability of libraries are presented and critiqued

Keywords: Library Design, Accessibility, Usability, Guidelines


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