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Regaining Place

Advances in Library Administration and Organization

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1410-2, eISBN: 978-1-84950-483-6

ISSN: 0732-0671

Publication date: 1 January 2006


This paper situates the concept of library as place in its broader context of relevant theory and research in a number of fields, primarily psychology, neurology, geography, philosophy, and architecture. The term “place” is defined, its powers described, and its role in library administration and design thus revealed to be one of very considerable significance at the highest levels of library mission in any setting.


Osburn, C.B. (2006), "Regaining Place", Garten, E.D., Williams, D.E. and Nyce, J.M. (Ed.) Advances in Library Administration and Organization (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Vol. 24), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 53-90.



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