Event information

The Effective Library – Vision, Planning Process, and Evaluation in the Digital Age
Leipzig, March 19 – March 22, 2002, with an optional excursion on March 23

Seminar theme:

The theme for the 2002 Seminar considered library planning and design in the context of broader strategic developments affecting teaching and research institutions. The programme reflected on the future role of university libraries, the planning process, and the relationship between librarians and architects. Special emphasis was put on post-completion evaluation programmes – what did reality do to your vision? Did the findings influence further projects? As usual, there were interesting presentations on the latest building projects from across Europe.

The seminar venue was the Leipzig Trade Fair in the outskirts of Leipzig, home of the annual Leipzig Book Fair that took place at the same time.

Among the speakers were G. Bulpitt, V. Robertson, S. Enright, M. Line (GB), F. Breahthnach, M.-Th. Varlamoff, Ch. Micol, M.-F. Bisbrouck (F), L. Borghetti (I), G. Lager (S), B. Lau, M. K. Frandsen (DK), E. Mittler, P. Hoffmann, B. Fabian (D), E. Chrzan, P. Pietka (PL), P.Lapa (BY), W. Treichler, D. McAdam, A. Goda (CH).

The contributions are published in LIBER Quarterly, 2002, No. 1

A documentation that presents 26 library building projects recently finished or just begun is available.

Questions? Please contact Sylvia van Peteghem, chair of LIBER’s Architecture Working Group.



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Leipzig Trade Fair, Germany

Leipzig Trade Fair Center
Seehausener Allee 1
04356 Leipzig