Quantitative (GIS) and Qualitative (BPE) Assessments of Library Performance
Type
journal article
Year
2008
This article accounts for the methodological approach used in the creation of the Facilities Master Plan for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in the United States. Libraries are undergoing significant changes with regards to their advancing functions. They have become community centers for learning, whether for children, teens, adults, or seniors. This study uses an approach combining GIS- Geographic Information System with BPE-Building Performance Evaluation to score and categorize branch libraries based on their level of performance. A number of recommended strategies are derived to achieve greater cost-effectiveness and improved service.
Citation
Preiser, Wolfgang F. E., and Wang, Xinhao. "Quantitative (GIS) and Qualitative (BPE) Assessments of Library Performance," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 2, issue 1 (2008).
Parent Publications
Copyright
Wolfgang F. E. Preiser and Xinhao Wang
Country
United States
Language
English
Keywords
architectural design
building analysis and assessment
contemporary architecture
environment-behavior studies
post-occupancy evaluation