I am writing a paper on joint-use libraries.
- Hello everyone,
Here is the question that I am writing on:
1. While there have been a number of joint-use library facilities on
a small scale around the U.S., and beyond, that provide service to
the public and to a segment of the K-12, it is only recently that
large facilities for large cities and large universities are being
planned and built. The joint facility recently opened on the campus
of SJSU that serves the University Community and as the Main Library
for the city of San Jose is now being presented as a model for joint
cooperation, cost reduction, and efficient operation. A new project
is being planned in Guadalajara Mexico, and there are some projects
underway in the U. K. and Europe. What are the benefits and costs
stated by the politicians and decision makers before the projects
opened compared to the benefits after it opens as reported in press
or research? Have these facilities lived up to their promises?
I am suppose to concentrate on "large facilities for large cities and
large universities", while San Jose is an obvious example, my teacher
seems to question Fort Collins - it's not big enough? I was wondering
if there are other examples that would qualify as a large city/large
university. I am looking for something that is completed, so that I
can compare expectations before and the reality after it's been
completed. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!