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									A Library Building to Meet Future Needs :
      Payap University Case Study

                         Sunthree Ratthaya-anan
Payap University Library

• Resources 40 Staff
• Collections
   – Books 160,000 Volumes
   – Journals     605 Titles
   – Online Database
   – Electronic Media
Payap University Library

• Library Users
   – 9,000 Students
       • 350 Graduates
       • 8,650 Undergraduates
   – 710 Faculties & Staff
   – 1,500 Users / Day
Payap University Library

• Library Building
   – Opened in         1982
   – Spaces            2,600 Square meters
   – Planed to serve 1,500 - 2,000 students
Payap University Library Space Crisis

In 1997 the library administration and library committee convinced
the university to expand or rebuild our library building because :
• Number of student increase
• Collections continued to grow
• Seating reduced from 450-250 seats
• Users Facilities not enough
New Library Building Project

In 1999 the university president accepted for the project
• Payap University 25th Anniversary Library Building Foundation
     - Fund – raising
     - Campaigned both inside and outside Thailand
• Start Project 2002
• The building will be completed in 2004
Planning for success

• Pre - planning
   – Study of library building design & construction
   – Site visit to libraries
   – Study of University Library Standards
   – Work with outside consultants
Planning for success

• Design consideration
    Some of the questions we consider :
          • What are our library customer's needs in the foreseeable
            future?
          • How should we plan for current technology and new
            technology?
          • What is the library role in supporting learning & teaching
            activities, and how might the role change
What are our library customer’s needs in foreseeable future?

•   Library as provider of fast access to the resources of the Internet
•   Library as 24-7 sources of information Anywhere Anytime Searching
•   Library as Learning Center with all kinds of media
•   Library that support for individual’s needs and interests
•   Library as gateway or portal to information world
How should we plan for current technology and new technology

•   Electronic Library System
•   Internet Services
•   Online Database
•   Electronic Publishing
•   Video on Demand
•   Tele-Conferencing Facilities
What is the library role in supporting learning and teaching and
how might this role change?

• Learning System and Information management are changing :
   – More open
   – More practical
   – More worldwide
• Library adaptation to support
   – E-Learning
   – Virtual Classroom
   – Distance Learning
Library Adaptation

• Library move from Book business Information business
• Changing role from Technical Oriented         Service Oriented
• Digital Library as gateway to leaning
       Anywhere access to vast multiple media , Information ,
  Databases to encourage                active leaning
Library Planning Concept

Five function areas
• Learning Resources Center
• Northern Thai Information Center
• Educational Technology Center
• Self access learning center
• Facilities for meeting, seminar, exhibition, self-study and group
   discussion rooms
Payap University New Library Building Project
FRONT VIEW
BACK-SIDE VIEW
SIDE VIEW
SIDE VIEW (Highway)
Payap University New Library Building Project

• Area & Capacity
   – 12,500 Square meters
   – 4 storey
   – 2,000 Seats
First Floor

• Educational Technology Center
   – Self Learning Access and multimedia Section
   – Audio-Visual materials and equipment center
   – Two Meeting Rooms (260 and 120 seats)
   – Two Lecture Rooms (150 and 100 seats)
   – Exhibition Hall
Second Floor

• Virtual library (IT Zone)
   – Internet services
   – Electronic media, Online Databases
   – Digital information (E-book, E-Journal)
• Northern Thai Information Center
• Training room
• Library Offices
• Staff Meeting Room and Lounge
Third Floor

• Library and Information Service Section
   – Serials Section
   – Reference Services
   – Book Collections
   – Reading Area
Forth Floor

• Library and Information Service Section
   – Book collections
   – Rare book collection
   – Reading Area
   – Self Study Rooms (16 rooms)
   – Group Discussion Rooms (6 rooms)
Conclusion

Library Building with high-tech technology will not automatically
create a good library without Service Quality




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