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Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1969 October; 57(4): 368–373.
PMCID: PMC200866

Planning New Medical Library Buildings: an Annotated Checklist with Selected References

Jess A. Martin, Director


Special attention is paid to several planning essentials for new medical library buildings. These should be covered in the program of requirements that appears as item six on the checklist. The checklist assumes that the decision to build a new medical library has been made and that monies have been allocated for that purpose. References pertaining to the checklist items are provided along with a suggested timetable for achieving each, based on the author's own experiences.

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  • Raisig LM. The circulation analysis of serial use: numbers game or key to service? Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1967 Oct;55(4):399–407. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Raisig LM, Smith M, Cuff R, Kilgour FG. How biomedical investigators use library books. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1966 Apr;54(2):104–107. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Rees AM. Medical libraries and the assessment of user needs. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1966 Apr;54(2):99–103. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Pings VM. Building precepts and library programs. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1968 Jan;56(1):24–31. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Miller JG. Design for a university health sciences information center. J Med Educ. 1967 May;42(5):404–429. [PubMed]
  • Pings VM. Building precepts and library programs. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1968 Jan;56(1):24–31. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Orr RH, Pings VM, Pizer IH, Olson EE. Development of methodologic tools for planning and managing library services. I. Project goals and approach. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1968 Jul;56(3):235–240. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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