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MIRELES CARDENAS, Celia  and  ARELLANO RODRIGUEZ, J. Alberto. The need for library architecture standards in Mexico to ensure the provision of information services. Investig. bibl [online]. 2015, vol.29, n.66, pp.169-196. ISSN 2448-8321.

The building housing a library is the first image the public grasps concerning what he can expect to receive inside. Moreover, the library building is a symbol of the cultural, economic, and social development of an institution, city or country. Gaining a better awareness of the influences involved in library construction and, consequently, the information services it provides should not be put off by societies impacted by technological development, climate change, cultural globalization, social security, as well as shifting values and customs informing the behavior of human beings. Mexico has scant literature addressing the features library buildings. This study, therefore, analyzes Mexican library construction regulations, identifying current law, policies, and agencies and institutions holding stakes in this field. Finally, these issues are discussed terms of how information services might feasibly be improved.

Keywords : Library Architecture; Library Buildings; Regulations for Library Construction; Information Services; Information Spaces.

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