Library space management: a GIS proposal

Jingfeng Xia (Student in the School of Information Resources & Library Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Library Hi Tech

ISSN: 0737-8831

Publication date: 1 December 2004


This paper identifies the importance of space management in support of the functions of academic libraries. It reviews current solutions on library space management by pinpointing their advantages and disadvantages, and it introduces GIS (geographic information systems) as a tool for library space management, because of its capacity for analyzing spatial data and interactive information. A proposal is outlined that attempts to highlight the process of developing, implementing, maintaining, and utilizing a GIS system for academic libraries.



Xia, J. (2004), "Library space management: a GIS proposal", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 22 No. 4, pp. 375-382.

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