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Informational Graphics and Sign Systems as Library Instruction Media


This article discusses signs and graphics in the library building as tools for communicating with users. It reviews typical approaches to signage in libraries, describes the objectives and components of sign systems, and outlines a method for designing and developing an effective system. It was written in 1980; because the same principles apply remarkably well in 2008, the text has not been modernized to reflect changes in library buildings and technology. Following the text and notes is an additional bibliography listing more recently published items.

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