Academic Library Building Renovation Benchmarks by Primary Research Group Staff

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2. Extensive remodel of all four floors, including carpet and paint. New furniture and shelving on first floor. Compact shelving on lower level. New HVAC. 3. New library designed and constructed from 2003-2006, Opened August 2006; Library expanded from 26,000 to 104,000 square feet. 4. New building is being built at the Northeast Regional Center which will triple the size of library. 5. The library will become part of a learning commons model which will include the learning lab and the computer center.

12 additional workstations were added a few weeks ago. 6. 5X11 and 2 12X17 scanners, added double-camera book-cradle scanning, added presentation rehearsal room technology. 7. We are currently exploring a new configuration of the "computer lab" that will include multiple projectors and a teaching zone in the center of the room. 8. A computer lab of 15 workstations was moved into the library for instruction use and as an open PC lab. We only had room for 15 stations, and plan to add a data projector.

46. N/A 47. Last year we added 6 workstations, changing a BI classroom from 30 computers to 36. 48. Added wireless capability for greater flexibility. 49. Added workstations to increase number available - no ability to rearrange space or expand any further. 50. We are adding more laptop-friendly spaces and upgrading desktop machines to accommodate more sophisticated software. The workstations have been rearranged into pods of 6, so students can work collaboratively. 51. We trade out computers every three years in the classroom; we are planning to build at least three additional classrooms in our building in the next several years.

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