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Academic library seating: A survey of usage, with implications for space utilisation

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Between June and October 1996 the University of Wollongong Library conducted a survey of patron seating usage with the aims of quantifying such use; and identifying areas where seats could be removed to accommodate the growth of the collection. The survey indicated that maximum usage of the 648 seats available for study was 66%. This supported a conservative reduction of seating numbers by 12%, resulting in minimal impact on patrons. The removal of seats enabled the installation of additional shelving and a compactus. The survey findings have assisted in accommodating collection expansion for a further five-year period. �� 1997, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Organ, M., & Jantti, M. (1997). Academic library seating: A survey of usage, with implications for space utilisation. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 28(3), 205-216. doi:10.1080/00048623.1997.10755015

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85012458696

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 205

End Page


  • 216

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Between June and October 1996 the University of Wollongong Library conducted a survey of patron seating usage with the aims of quantifying such use; and identifying areas where seats could be removed to accommodate the growth of the collection. The survey indicated that maximum usage of the 648 seats available for study was 66%. This supported a conservative reduction of seating numbers by 12%, resulting in minimal impact on patrons. The removal of seats enabled the installation of additional shelving and a compactus. The survey findings have assisted in accommodating collection expansion for a further five-year period. �� 1997, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 1997

Citation


  • Organ, M., & Jantti, M. (1997). Academic library seating: A survey of usage, with implications for space utilisation. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 28(3), 205-216. doi:10.1080/00048623.1997.10755015

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85012458696

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 205

End Page


  • 216

Volume


  • 28

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication