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Re: Weeding Books



I guessthat that architects/staff were shelfish and had to mussel in the
materials that they thought were worth saving.

R*

On Thu, 26 Feb 1998, Daria wrote:

> Dear Philip: Over a year ago I visited the new San Fransisco Library...an
>
> architect's delight to be sure.  However many hundreds and hundreds of cubic
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> feet of space have been dedicated to just plain soaring space  going up I think
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>  3 or 4 stories.  A  vaulted experience to be sure.
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> I guess the architect is to blame (?) and the committee that Ok'd his design.
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> S.F. needed a new library with lots of space.  The architect  got "book space"
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> confused with  people space. And ....
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> when it came time to move in the old and new books, egads! there was actually
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> LESS bookshelf space in the  grand new library than in the old, stuffy
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> library.  Embarassing.  Yes, City dump trucks were loaded  and sent to the
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> waste site.  Shortly afterward  citizens groups began scoffing up books for non
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> profit second hand book stores and lesser type libraries with freebie shelves.
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> Does this mean that otherwise knowledgable people failed to use simple math to
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> measure the length and width of shelves, multiply the two and get the total # of
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>  square feet????
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>
> Lilias
>


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