Building the library/information center of the future

Marion J. Ball, Frieda O. Weise, Gary A. Freiburger, Judith V. Douglas

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Changes in the mission, roles, and infrastructure of academic health sciences libraries pose an enormous challenge to those designing and planning new library buildings. The library will be judged by its ability to respond to changing information dissemination patterns, changing missions, technologies not yet contemplated, and curricular trends, notably the rise of informatics and problem-based learning. Key questions are posed; the answers will shape library building now and in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Architectural design
  • Design issues
  • Library buildings
  • Library of the future
  • Library/information center

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics


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