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Section on Library Buildings and Equipment
Annual Report 1994-1995Marc Chauveinc (Inspecteur général des Bibliothèques, 3-5, Bld Pasteur, 75015 Paris, France) was elected Chair of the Section on Library Buildings and Equipment, succeeding Wim Renes (Netherlands). Ms Marie-Françoise Bisbrouck (Ministère Superieur et de la Recherche, Sous-Direction des Bibliothèques, 1, Rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris, France (fax: +(33-1) 49552578)) was elected Secretary, succeeding Michael Dewe (UK).
Standing Committee and Section MembershipThe Standing Committee is composed of 10 members from six countries, plus four corresponding members. Section registration stands at 102.
NewsletterWim Renes, outgoing Chair, agreed to produce the next issue of the Section's Newsletter, to be issued in October 1995. S. Gause (USA) will produce the first Newsletter of 1996. Standing Committee members were asked to provide Ms Gause with information on new library buildings open to the public, new construction plans as well as articles dealing with building programmes, construction, enlarging and re-planning libraries.
Section LeafletsIn 1991 the Section agreed on topics for the most frequently needed leaflets:
The first leaflet was published in 1991, "Preparing the Building Programme Document" by David Kaiser (USA). The second leaflet published was "Security in Library Buildings" by Robert Klaus Jopp (Germany) in 1992. In 1993 the leaflet entitled "Information Technology and Library Buildings" by David C. Weber (USA) was issued. Also in 1993 Harry Faulkner-Brown, former Chair of the Section, issued the leaflet, "The Initial Brief". The Section will issue a leaflet on "Directional Signs" during the Beijing 1996 Conference.
International Directory of Experts in Library Buildings and EquipmentThis has been a project proposal of the Section and it is currently seeking an author.
Beijing 1996The Section will hold a one-day workshop on "Architectural Competitions". For its open session there will be three speakers from China speaking on library buildings in China.
Copenhagen 1997The Section will plan for a tour of library buildings in Copenhagen. Its open session will deal with three new library buildings in northern Europe: Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. The Section will also organize its 10th seminar in The Hague prior to the Copenhagen Conference. The theme proposed is "Renovation". The seminar will be followed by a study tour of new Dutch libraries, including the Public Library of Rotterdam and the Public Library of The Hague.
Istanbul MeetingsThe Section held an open session during which the following papers were presented:
Building and Renovating for the 21st Century: Experience from a New Project Applied to Updating an Obsolete Building
Library Buildings in Turkey
The Cultural and Heritage Centre in Dubai
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