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Library Buildings and Furniture: Design and Planning

S.C. Sinha (Author)
Synopsis The book 'Library Building and Furniture: Design and Planning' is written in simple and lucid style. It covers university, college, school and special library buildings and furniture and shall be useful for working librarians who intend to plan new buildings or design new furniture for their libraries. It shall equally be useful for the students who are pursuing the courses in LIS. This book covers the syllabi of P.G. courses of major Indian universities / institutions teaching LIS. The book has a chapter on building for housing computers and other electronic gadgets and another chapter on the state of the art library buildings, which shall be particularly useful for the readers who are pursuing doctoral studies in the area. The book also emphasizes on the type of furniture to be used in the libraries. The present book has been written keeping in mind the Indian milieu. It is hoped that this book shall bridge the gap of two decades, which is when the last book on this topic was brought out and considering the changes that have taken place in all this time, this book I highly required to fill the vacuum.
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About the author

S.C. Sinha

Suresh C. Sinha (Born in 1937) holds a P.G. Degree in Sociology, M.A. (Hons.) in Sociology, M.L.I.Sc. and Associateship in Information Science from INSDOC, Delhi. He is a retired Library Officer E-I of Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee. Earlier, he has served as Librarian at Sri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, New Delhi during 1971-72 and at D.B.S. (P.G.) College, Dehradun during 1965-66. He has been abroad under deputation to the Republic of Somalia (East Africa) under ITEC Expert Programme of Economic Division, Ministry of External Affairs as ITEC Expert to re-establish the library of National University of Somalia, Mogadishu (East Africa) from 21st July 1982 to 22nd June 1984. He is a Life Member of IASLIC (Calcutta), ILA (New Delhi) and UPLA (Lucknow). Sinha has a wide experience of building design and planning due to his tenure as Librarian at CBRI, Roorkee where he worked for three decades.

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Bibliographic information

Title Library Buildings and Furniture: Design and Planning
Author S.C. Sinha
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170003814
length x+162p., Figures; Plates; 23cm.