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Creating a User Friendly Library With Signage:

Selected Bibliography

Adams, A and M. Montague. "Testing warning signs: conspicuity and discrimination." Information Design Journal 7:3 (1994): 203-10.

Adams, January. "Using Signs to Make Libraries More User-Friendly." New Jersey Libraries 27 (Spring 1994): 2.

Allen, Peter R. van. "A Good Library Sign System: Is it Possible?" Reference Services Review 12 (1984): 102-106.

Beck, Susan Gilbert. "Wayfinding in Libraries." Library Hi Tech 14:1 (1996) 27-36.

Benedict, Marjorie A. "Library Signs and the Disabled." Opinion Paper, 1979. ERIC no. ED221162.

Berry, Louise. "The Library Shopper." The Bottom Line 4 (Summer 1990): 25.

Birdsall, Douglas. Plan for a Sign System at the Idaho State University Library. Potacello, Idaho: State University, University Libraries, 1980.

Bosman, Ellen and Carol Rusinek. "Creating the User-Friendly Library by Evaluating Patron Perceptions of Signage." RSR Reference Services Review 25:1 (1997): 71-82.

Boyd, Debra R. "Creating Signs for Multicultural Patrons" In: Multicultural Acquisitions Haworth Press, 1993. 61-66.

Brandon, K.C. Wayfinding in libraries. PNLA Quarterly v. 66 no. 4 (Summer 2002) p. 7-8

Chen, Chien-Hsiung. "Gender differences in relation to wayfinding strategies, navigational support design, and wayfinding task difficulty." 29:2 (June 2009): 220-226.

Chittenden, Carol B. "New Signs in Old Buildings." Research Strategies 2:1 (Winter 1984): 45-46,49.

Cohen, Aaron and Elaine Cohen. Designing and Space Planning for Libraries: A Behavioral Guide. New York: Bowker, 1979.

Cronin, Blaise. "To be is to be seen." New Library World 81:957 (March 1970) 52-54.

Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes. A Sign Systems Manual. London: Studio Vista, 1970.

Diskin, Jill A. and Patricia A. Fitzgerald. "Library Signage: Applications for the Apple Macintosh and MacPaint." Library Hi Tech 2:4 (1984): 71-77.

Eaton, E. Gale, Michael Vocino, and Melanie Taylor. "Evaluating Signs in a University Library." Collection Management 16:3 (1992): 81- 101.

Eaton, E. Gale. "Wayfinding in a Library: Book Searches and Route Uncertainity." RQ 30:4 (Summer 1991): 519-527.

Edmondson, W. " Abstraction and organisation in signs and sign systems." Intelligent Tutoring Media. 5:2 (July 1994): 63-72.

Ekhaml, Leticia. "Enhancing Your CD-ROM Services with Signage Systems." School Library Media Activities Monthly 10:8 (April 1994): 38-41.

Everhart, Nancy and Claire Hartz. "Creating Graphics with the Print Shop." Library Journal 110 (May 1, 1985) 188-120.

Fergusson, J. "Signs of the times." Audiovisual Librarian 15:3 (August 1989): 165-167.

Follis, John and Dave Hammer. Architectural Signing and Graphics. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1979.

Foster, J. J. "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public Information Symbols." Information Design Journal 7:3 (1994): 183-202.

Grube, Steve, et.al. Sign System Report. University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries.

Gilbert, Angela. "A sign system for the University libraries." Jagger-Journal 6 (1985/86) 32-38.

Gupta, Ila. "Public Signage System To Combat Problems of Illiteracy And Multilingualism." Journal of International Social Research 1:4 (2008): 268-278.

Hardin, Pris. "Arrows: A Special Case of Graphic Communication." In Eyes on the Future: Converging Images, Ideas, and Instruction. Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association. Chicago, 1995. ERIC no. ED391516.

Hashima, H. "Pengurusan sistem tandatunjuk (signage) di perustakaan. The management of sign systems in libraries." Kekal-Abadi 15:1 (March 1996): 1-3.

Ivinski, Pamela A. "Nice work." Print 51:1 (Jan/Feb 1997) : 12.

Johnson, C.R. "Signage and the ADA" IN Library Buildings, Equipment, and the ADA: compliance issues and solutions: proceedings of the LAMA Buildings and Equipment Section Preconference. Chicago: American Library Association, 1996. 48-52.

Johnson, Carolyn R. "Signs of the Times: Signage in the Library." Wilson Library Bulletin 68 (November 1993):40-42.

Johnson, Johanna. Signs and Guides: Wayfinding Alternatives for the EMS Library. MLS thesis: UCLA, 1981. ERIC no. ED217840.

Kinder, Jackie and Catherine A. Eckman. "Where Do I Go From Here." College and Research Libraries News 2 (Feburary 1993): 79-80.

Kirby, John. Creating the Library Identity: A Manual of Design. Brookfield, VT: Gower, 1985.

Knowles, Fred T. ADA Signage Solutions: a guide to understanding the law and developing a plan for compliance. Richmond, VA: Hickman Signorelli, 1992.

Kosterman, Wayne. "A Guide to Library Environmental Graphics." Library Technology Reports 14:3 (May/June 1978): 269-295.

Kupersmith John. "A Design Model for Instructional Graphics." Research Strategies 2:3 (Summer 1984): 136-138.

Kupersmith, John. "A Sign System: Consider the Alternatives." Research Strategies 1:2 (Spring 1983): 83-85.

Kupersmith, John. "Breaking the Cost Barrier." Research Strategies 2:2 (Spring 1984): 82-84.

Kupersmith, John. "Don't Do This! Don't Do That!" Research Strategies 2 (Fall 1984): 185-187.

Kupersmith, John. "Doors." Research Strategies 5:4 (Fall 1987): 197-199.

Kupersmith, John. "Informational Graphics and Sign systems as Library Instruction Media ." Drexel Library Quarterly 16 (January 1980): 54-68.

Kupersmith, John. "`Library Anxiety' and Library Graphics." Research Strategies 5 (1987): 36-38.

Kupersmith, John. "More on the Macintosh." Resarch Strategies 4 (Winter 1986): 36-39.

Kupersmith, John. "Reducing Visual Clutter." Research Strategies 6 (1988) 83-85.

Kupersmith, John. "Setting Objectives for a Sign System." Research Strategies 1:3 (Summer 1983): 131-133.

Kupersmith, John. "Signs of Change." Research Strategies 3 (Winter 1985): 37-39.

Kupersmith, John. "Starter Kit' for a Sign System." Research Strategies 6 (1988): 133-135.

Kupersmith, John. "The Case of the Sudden Signage." Research Strategies 5 (Summer 1987): 143-145.

Kupersmith, John. "The Macintosh as a Sign Machine." Research Strategies 3 (Fall 1985): 135-139.

Kupersmith, John. "Tradeoffs in Designing Library Graphics." Research Strategies 6 (1988): 33-35.

Kupersmith, John. "Why Bother with a Sign System." Research Strategies 1:1 (Winter 1983): 33-35.

Langmead, Stephen and Margaret Beckman. New Library Design: Guide Lines to Planning Academic Library Buildings. Toronto: John Wiley and Sons, 1970.

Leisner, A.B. Not fit for print--are libraries sexist? [library signs]. Against the Grain v. 11 no. 3 (June 1999) p. 80

Lester, Linda, et.al. "Committee on Library Orientation Report to the Director's Council Library Sign System." Charlottesville, VA: Virginia University Charlottesville, 1980. ERIC no. ED196452.

Leuthaeuser, Judith Brunner. "Informational Graphics in the Public Library." Master's Thesis, Kent State University, 1992. ERIC no. ED354912.

Lobanov, A. S. "Signs in Live and Inanimate Nature." International Forum on Information and Documentation. 17 (July 1992): 11-17.

Lobanov, A.S. "The Sign Essence of the Process of Information Presentation and Perception." International Forum on Information and Documentation 19:1 (January 1994):8-12.

Mallery, Mary S. and Ralph E. DeVore. A Sign System for Libraries. Chicago: ALA, 1982.

Mellon, Constance A. "Library Anxiety: A Grounded Theory and Its Development." College and Research Libraries 47 (March 1986): 162.

de Miribel, M. "La signaletique en bibliotheque. Signposting in the library. Bulletin des Bibliotheques de France 43:4 (1998): 84-95.

Moriarty, Sandra. "Proactive Problem Patron Preparedness: Signs, Brochures and Staff Guidelines." Library and Archival Security 12:2 (1994): 11-23.

Moriarty, Sandra. "Visual Communication as a Primary System." Journal of Visual Literacy 14:2 (Autumn 1994): 11-21.

Naylor, B. Just a minute-- [redirecting library users with signage]. Library & Information Update v. 1 no. 1 (April 2002) p. 21

Naismith, Rachael and Joan Stein. "Library Jargon: Student Comprehension of Technical Language Used by Librarians." College and Research Libraries 50 (1989): 543-552.

Naumann, Ulrich. "Ein Ariadnefaden durch das labyrinth der bucher. Ariadne's thread through the labyrinth of books." Zimbabwe Librarian 1:2 (1981): 91-96, 98,100.

O'Neill, Michael J. "Effects of Signage and Floor Plan Configuration on Wayfinding Accuracy." Environment and Behavior 23 (1991): 553-574.

"Orientation: Building Independence among Young Users." School Library Media Activities Monthly 13:1 (September 1996): 34-36.

Pannekoek, Olthof Mary, et. al. "Publieksgerichte ontsluiting van collecties. Public-oriented arrangement of collections." Bibliotheek en Samenleving 15: 7/8 (July/August 1987): 221-231.

Pellicioli, Ivana. "I percorsi dell'utente. User's routes." Biblioteche Oggi 4:1 (January/February 1986): 37-45.

Piech, Carlo R., George Charles Newman and Mary K. Delmont. "Butler Library Displays Vital Signs: Signage as a Remedy for Environmental Problems." College and Research Libraries News. (June 1986): 379-381.

Pollet, Dorothy and Peter C. Haskell, comp. and ed. Sign Systems for Libraries. New York: Bowker, 1979.

Pollet, Dorothy and D. Pesanelli. "You Can Get There From Here: New Directions in Library Signage." Wilson Library Bulletin 50:6 (Febrary 1976): 456-462.

Pope, L. Gillian. Library signs and guiding. MLS Thesis, Loughborough University of Technology, 1982.

Protheroe, Elaine. "Libraries and Graphics." Service Point 11 (March 1976): 4-6.

Pupier, Paul. "Il est interdit d'interdire! Il n'est pas interdit d'imposer! Il est recommande de promouvoir (It is Forbidden to Forbid! It is not Forbidden to Set a Rule! It is Recommended to Promote.") Language Problems and Language Planning 17:1 (Spring 1993): 22-36.

Ragsdale, Kate W. and Donald J. Kenney. Effective Library Signage: a SPEC kit. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 1995.

Rewinkel, Susan. "Using Student Assistant Resources to Solve a Problem Creatively: Making Signs on the Computer." Colorado Libraries 13 (September 1987): 25.

Reynolds, Linda and Stephen Barrett. Signs and Guiding for Libraries. London: Clive, 1981.

Ridgeway, Trish. "Planning and Designing Library Floorplans."Research Strategies 3 (Summer 1985): 135-139.

Rovelstad, M. V. and E. M. Camilli. "Emblems as inspiration and guidance in Baroque libraries."Libraries and Culture 29:2 (Spring 1994): 147-65.

Rovelstad, Mathilde V. and C. Clement. "Claude Clement's pictorial catalog: a seventeeth-century proposal for physical access and literature evaluation." Library Quarterly 61:2 (April 1991): 174-187.

Schlitt, G. "Signs and notices as an aid to readers." in Librarianship today: contributions to theory and practice 1973, 272-80.

Singer, Len and John M. Ritz."Wayfindng: Symbols and Signs that Send Us on Our Way. Resources in Technology." Technology Teacher 56:3 (November 1996): 16-20.

Society for Environmental Graphic Design. The Americans with Disabilities Act White Paper: SEGD's clarification and interpretation of the ADA signage requirements. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Society for Environmental Graphic Design, 1993.

Sommerhoff, Emilie Worthen. "Signs of the times." Facilities Design & Management 18:1 (Jan. 1999): 40-44.

Spencer, Herbert and Linda Reynolds. Directional Signing and Labelling in Libraries and Museums: A Review of Current Theory and Practice. London: Readability of Print Research Unit, Royal College of Art, 1977.

Steele, Barbara. "Signs and Signposting." Cape Librarian (June/July 1985): 13-17.

Swart, I. "Library Signage." Cape Librarian 35:3 (March 1991): 12-13.

Talar, Anita. "Library Signage: Decoration and Education." New Jersey Libraries 23 (Spring 1990): 17-20.

Tannieres, F. "Orienter, informer, identifier ... trois actions pour un metier: signaleticien. To orientate, inform, identify ... three actions for one skill: signmaker." Bulletin d'Informations de l'Association des Bibliothecaires Francais 171 (2nd Quarter 1996): 11-15.

Tobias, Debra. "Signs, signs, everywhere signs: national highway symbol guides patrons to the library." The Unabashed Librarian 108 (1998): 29.

Wismer, Donald. "Library Signage: Doing it Right." Information Reports and Bibliographies 19:2 (1990): 24-25.

Wogalter, Michael S. and Kenneth R. Laughery. " WARNING! Sign and Label Effectives". Current Directions in Psychological Science 5:2 (April 1996): 33-37.

Wurman, Richard Saul. Information Architects. Zurich: Graphis Press, 1996.

Yeaman, Andrew. "Lost in the Information Supermarket." Wilson Library Bulletin 64 (1989): 42-46.

Yeaman, Andrew R.J. Vital Signs: Cures for Confusion. School Library Journal November 1989: 23-27.

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