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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY FACILITY PLANNING STANDARDS

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The University's facility planning standards are used to calculate space allowances that provide indicators of the amount of space needed to house general library functions. They do not justify space requirements in themselves; proposed facility projects should be justified on the basis of project-specific program analyses. Furthermore, they are not design standards used to generate a building design program or to define the space requirement and layout of individual activities. The planning standards are abstract measures applied at arms length to evaluate campus library facility needs and test specific project proposals.

These standards are based on the library planning structure presented in The University of California Libraries-A Plan For Development, dated July 1977, prepared by the University's Office of Library Plans & Policies, and accepted by the State for University planning.

The allowance is generated by three categories of functions: collections, users, and library staff. All conventional library functions are included in these three categories. Special functions such as Multi-media Learning Center facilities are not provided for by the standards. If such special functions are included in a library building project, their space needs should be separately calculated, justified, and included in addition to the basic allowance generated by the conventional library functions.

Collection Space - is based on collection material counts as documented in the annual campus report to the Office of Library Plans & Policies. Future year counts should be projected from that base, using approved acquisition budgets minus discard and storage. Collection materials to be stored in the Regional Library Facilities should be excluded.

User Space - the allowance covers all categories of users, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and non-UC patrons. It is calculated on the basis of 25 asf multiplied by 25% of the three-quarter average headcount enrollment of the campus, or the approved long-range enrollment plan.

Staff Space - is based on the actual FTE staff of the library, and covers not only specific work stations but also all space for library materials being processed, work rooms, storage of supplies, equipment, public service desks, catalogs, and any other assignable areas not covered by collection and user allowances.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LIBRARY FACILITY PLANNING STANDARDS
Categoryasf/unitunits/sf
COLLECTION
Bound Volumes.0812.5
Maps0.04224.0
Microfiche0.000871150.0
Microfilm0.0217546.0
Pamphlets0.0087115.0
Sound Recordings0.017457.5
Manuscripts0.00020144965.0
Documents not Counted as Volumes0.0087115.0
Periodical subscriptions, Unbound-display 1.0 1.0
Periodical subscriptions boxed0.293.45
Microform Readers25.00.04
USERS
25% of Enrollment25.0
STAFF
Actual FTE Staff 168.75

Derived from The University of California Libraries - A Plan for Development, 1978-l988. Berkeley : Office of the Executive Director of Universitywide Library Planning, 1977. [Gardner Stack Z733.C1523C25.]spa


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