POSTED: 5:50 PM, January 11, 2013

Book cover Planning Olympic Legacies: Transport Dreams and Urban Realities

book cover Design of the 20th Century

Book cover Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: 12 houses

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals | Published on: January 11, 2013 |

POSTED: 8:31 PM, December 5, 2012

The LADC is preparing to close for renovations over the semester break. All of the journals are boxed and located upstairs, their shelves have been removed, and the reference collection is also boxed up. Reference & video collections will be moved into the gallery beginning Dec. 7. The slide collection is being moved over to the main library for storage. These items are still available for use, though not in their traditional places on the shelf, so please don't hesitate to ask us for help finding materials this week.

We are open for extended hours this week for finals, and have kept study tables and chairs available downstairs. The LADC will close for renovations at the end of the day Friday, December 7 and reopen on Thursday, January 3.

Faculty, staff or students needing items from the LADC between December 8 and December 19 should contact LADC staff through email at or via telephone 334-844-7849. We will pull requested materials from LADC and bring them to RBD Library each business day beginning December 10. Patrons will be notified when their items are ready for pick-up at RBD Library’s circulation desk.

Access to LADC materials will be unavailable when the University is closed between December 20 and January 2.

Here are a couple of photos showing preparation for Phase II of the renovation:

Photo of renovation preparation upstairs and downstairs

Upstairs (full of journals from downstairs)      &      Downstairs (packed up and emptying out)

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Renovation, Service | Published on: December 5, 2012 |

POSTED: 11:01 PM, November 30, 2012

book cover Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity
by APLA faculty David Hinson & Justin Miller

book cover Architecture: From Commission to Construction

dvd cover Linotype, the film: In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World [DVD]

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals | Published on: November 30, 2012 |

POSTED: 9:42 PM, November 8, 2012

In order to prepare the first floor of the LADC for its upcoming renovation, the bound volumes of our journals are being moved upstairs. The shelves downstairs will then be removed to get our first floor ready for  new carpet and new paint (and much more) this December.

Emptying shelves

Beginning to empty out the shelves downstairs

Meanwhile, bound journals will be located upstairs on carts and in boxes.

Currently located upstairs

Beginning with A, journal titles were moved onto carts, taken upstairs, and lined up in rows.

Carts of journals

Carts of journals

When most of the available carts were full, boxes were built, and journals are currently being moved upstairs into boxes.

Boxes for journals

Diligently labeling boxes

Diligently labeling boxes of journals upstairs

For the remainder of the semester, while journals are in this temporary location, please do not hesitate to ask us for help with the journals! We will be happy to retrieve any journal volumes that you need.

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Renovation | Published on: November 8, 2012 |

POSTED: 5:16 PM, October 31, 2012

book cover George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon

book cover Studio and Cube

book cover Designing with Video: Focusing on the User-Centred Design Process

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals | Published on: October 31, 2012 |

POSTED: 10:07 PM, October 3, 2012

The LADC recently acquired campus-wide access to BuildingGreen Suite, an online resource for building industry professionals and students that provides information on sustainable design and construction.

This database includes GreenSpec, an online product guide with 2,200+ environmentally preferable product listings, and 360+ project case studies provided by the High Performance Buildings Database, as well as articles & videos for continued education, blogs, discussions, the e-version of Environmental Building News, and more. BuildingGreen Suite also offers the option of browsing/searching information by CSI division or LEED credit.

Access: BuildingGreen Suite, or go to our Databases by Title page and click on BuildingGreen Suite.

Screen shot of online database

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, New, Research, World Wide Web | Published on: October 3, 2012 |

POSTED: 9:05 PM, September 28, 2012

book cover Diversity in Design: Perspectives from the Non-Western World

book cover Wohnen in Wien: 20 residential buildings

book cover Scapes

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals | Published on: September 28, 2012 |

POSTED: 9:57 PM, September 12, 2012

Auburn University Libraries recently subscribed to Material ConneXion's online Materials Database, which can be used to access information on over 6,500 materials for design, building, and manufacturing. Material ConneXion focuses on collecting the most advanced, innovative, and sustainable materials from around the world.

Materials in the database are categorized by their composition (polymer, natural, metal, glass, etc.). They can be searched by keyword, manufacturer, or country. With Advanced Search, you can narrow your search by selecting physical properties (such as translucent, flexible, or good impact resistance), usage (fire resistant, outdoor use, acoustics, etc.), sustainability (non-toxic, recycled, etc.), or processing (weldable, printable, etc.).

Here's the link: AU Libraries' portal to Material ConneXion.Material ConneXion Home Screen

You can also get into the Material ConneXion database through the LADC's home page, Under "Search for E-Resources," click on "databases", and you'll find the link to Material ConneXion under M.

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Digital Collections, New Arrivals, Research, World Wide Web | Published on: September 12, 2012 |

POSTED: 3:14 PM, September 4, 2012

book cover The Medina: The Restoration & Conservation of Historic Islamic Cities

book cover Eames: The Architect and the Painter [DVD]

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals | Published on: September 4, 2012 |

POSTED: 3:13 PM, September 4, 2012

The LADC's upper level has been painted and carpeted. A crew from the LADC and the main library helped complete the shift of books from temporary shelving downstairs back up to their permanent location upstairs. (It took two weeks of assembling shelving and moving books!) Our shelves' wooden end panels and pieces of our wooden furniture have been sent to be stripped and stained.

New paint & carpet New colors upstairs

Temporary study tables and lounge furniture provide a place for quiet study and reading upstairs while we await new furniture. Options for new furniture have been displayed on our bulletin board so that members of the CADC and all library users may give us feedback on the choices.

furniture options display

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Exhibits & Displays, Renovation | Published on: |