JLIS abstracts


BISWAS (SC). Changing Face of the British Council Library: A Case Study. 5,1;1980;32-42

Discusses the origin of British Council Libraries in India and how the Library in Delhi started functioning on the second floor of a rented 'V-shaped building in the heart of the city. Describes in detail the problems faced in renovation work and utilization of some additional space made available in 1967 (after 20 years) and finally the task of designing and moving the library from the second floor to the first floor of the same old building in 1979 at a very short notice with minimum period of closure of the library to the public. Deals in detail with the lay out plans of the expansion work in 1976 and the complete plan of the redesigned library in 1979 on the first floor with all fittings, fixtures furniture, etc.