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When the library is located in prime real estate: a case study on the loss of space from the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives.

dc.contributor.author Thibodeau, Patricia L
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-08T19:46:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20098649
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/9568
dc.description.abstract The Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives is located in the heart of the Duke Medicine campus, surrounded by Duke Hospital, ambulatory clinics, and numerous research facilities. Its location is considered prime real estate, given its adjacency to patient care, research, and educational activities. In 2005, the Duke University Library Space Planning Committee had recommended creating a learning center in the library that would support a variety of educational activities. However, the health system needed to convert the library's top floor into office space to make way for expansion of the hospital and cancer center. The library had only five months to plan the storage and consolidation of its journal and book collections, while working with the facilities design office and architect on the replacement of key user spaces on the top floor. Library staff worked together to develop plans for storing, weeding, and consolidating the collections and provided input into renovation plans for users spaces on its mezzanine level. The library lost 15,238 square feet (29%) of its net assignable square footage and a total of 16,897 (30%) gross square feet. This included 50% of the total space allotted to collections and over 15% of user spaces. The top-floor space now houses offices for Duke Medicine oncology faculty and staff. By storing a large portion of its collection off-site, the library was able to remove more stacks on the remaining stack level and convert them to user spaces, a long-term goal for the library. Additional space on the mezzanine level had to be converted to replace lost study and conference room spaces. While this project did not match the recommended space plans for the library, it underscored the need for the library to think creatively about the future of its facility and to work toward a more cohesive master plan.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
dc.relation.ispartof J Med Libr Assoc
dc.relation.isversionof 10.3163/1536-5050.98.1.010
dc.subject Architectural Accessibility
dc.subject Facility Design and Construction
dc.subject Libraries, Medical
dc.subject North Carolina
dc.subject Schools, Medical
dc.title When the library is located in prime real estate: a case study on the loss of space from the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives.
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Thibodeau, Patricia L|0095577
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20098649
pubs.begin-page 25
pubs.end-page 28
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Staff
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 98
dc.identifier.eissn 1558-9439
duke.contributor.orcid Thibodeau, Patricia L|0000-0002-9162-813X


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