Re: Collection space

Pierre J. Gregoire (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 13:06:39 -0800 (PST)

You may want to look over:
Author: Fraley, Ruth A.
Title: Library space planning : a how-to-do-it manual for
assessing, allocating and reorganizing
Edition: 2nd ed.
Published: New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1989.
Most college libraries will have it. As Judy Jones from CSUS indicated, it's a
complex issue, however for comparison sake ... Our K-12 Regional Media Library
serves 150,000 students at 273 schools and has a little over 1000 sq.feet for
10,000 item collection of video, laser disc, software, DVD, and hardware. 3000
titles with duplication rights are locked up in another 630 sq.ft. We are,
however, out of room :-)

Pierre Gregoire
Audio Visual Institute of DuPage
A Collective Media Library
for the Students & Teachers of
DuPage County, Illinois
630-495-2843  FAX: 630-495-5175

Judie Porter wrote:

> Hello > I hope you can help me with a technical question. I have approximately > 4000 videotapes for our 5 schools buildings, centrally stored. Where we > are now, the shelves are in three different rooms. My area is being torn > down and I am being reassigned a new area. I need to know what size room > I will need to have a collection properly housed. I think the architects > are trying to give me an impossible situation, but I'm not clear about > it because everything is so spread out here. What would you advise for a > space just for the storage of videotapes? > Thanks in advance, > Judie Porter, Portsmouth Schools, RI