ECTS - Interior Design in Public Buildings: Libraries

Interior Design in Public Buildings: Libraries (ICM523) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Interior Design in Public Buildings: Libraries ICM523 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Bölüm Öğretim Elemanı
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Library buildings have greater importance in today’s information age which witnesses a peak level of publishing and broadcasting activities, and due to underlying cultural, psychological, economic and technological factors, it becomes necessary to modify these buildings. By virtue of changing needs of readers and changes in designer-reader participation, the concept of interior design needs to be improved in company with proper solutions to problems and enhancements in design. The recent conditions presents the necessity to build up the concepts of flexibility, changeability and adaptability in the field of interior design as required by contemporary criteria, to create the methods applicable to these concepts, and to design such reading halls and relevant accessories that fit for the changing structure of various reader groups. It is aimed to examine library structures with an integral approach and to teach scientific methods in this regard with a view to generating data for industrialized and rational interior design criteria to keep the same in line with our country’ s facts and readers.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To determine the systems aimed at identifying readers’ desires, needs and tendencies properly in order to ensure reader’s active participation in design, production or utilization process
  • To investigate main causes of and provide solutions for the negative impacts of readers’ cultural and social changes and contradictions on reading halls
  • From an economical point of view, to prevent the national wealth from being negatively affected by reading halls ad relevant accessories being suffered from functional wear-and-tear and thus becoming out of use due to their inability to meet actual needs.
Course Content The user group of library, reinterpretation of libraries after computer-communication revolution; various methods of library usage from the past to the present; contributions, opinions, innovations, interpretations and suggestions for rescuing librarires from being a virtual interior space to establish a contemporary understanding of interior space

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Information about purpose, scope, methodology and sources of the course Priliminary Information about Topics
2 Examination of Change and Development in Library Buildings in terms of Cause-Effect Relationship Presentation Preparation
3 Basic Definitions Presentation Preparation
4 Dimensions Towards Design Presentation Preparation
5 Physical Factors in Design Discussion about Topics
6 Technological (Informatics-Related) Factors Affecting Design Discussion about Topics
7 Aesthetic Factors in Design Discussion about Topics
8 Socio-Cultural and Socio-Economic Factors in Design Discussion about Topics
9 Comfort-Related Factors in Interior Design Discussion about Topics
10 Factors Related to Formation in Interior Design and Accessories Presentation Preparation
11 Presentation Presentation and Discussion
12 Presentation Presentation and Discussion
13 Presentation Presentation and Discussion
14 Presentation Presentation and Discussion
15 Presentation Presentation and Discussion
16 Presentation and Assessment Presentation and Discussion


Course Book 1. Yenel, Aydanur. Kütüphanelerde Okuma Salonlarının İç Mekân Biçimlenmesi ve Ankara Eski ve Yeni Milli Kütüphane Örneği, H.Ü. İç Mimarlık ve Çevre Tasarımı Anasanat Dalı, Sanatta Yeterlik Tezi, Ankara, 2007
Other Sources 2. Aalto, Alvar. Architectural Monographs 4, by Frederick, Gutheim, Myflower, London, Alvar Aalto, Academy Editions/St Martin Pres: 48.
3. Ascroft, Linda ve Colin Langdon. Electronic Journals and University Libraries. Collection Building, XVIII, 3, 1999: 105-113.
4. Barker, Philip. Electronic Libraries of the Future, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, LIX, Suppi. 22, 1997: 119-152.
5. Brennen, Particik. Teknoloji ve Kütüphaneler, Kütüphane Enformasyon-Arşiv Alanında Yeni Gelişmeler ve Türkmarcy/Yay. Haz. Hasan S. Keseroğlu, İst.: TDK’ İstanbul Şubesi, 1991.
6. Brooke, Bob. Reading the Future: Electronic Books May Revolutionize the Publishing Industry, Hispanic, XIII, 9, 2000. 6.2.2001: 87.
7. Ching, Francis D.K. Interior Design, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1987.
8. Tate, A., Smith, C.R..Interior Design in the 20th Century. Harper and Row, Publisers, New York, USA, 1986.
9. Thompson, Goodfrey. Planning and Design of Library Buildings, Third Edition, London, Butterworth&Co(publishers)Ltd., 1989: 71-112-160-194-160.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work 1 20
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 60
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 0
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 X
2 X
3 X
4 X
5 X
6 X
7 X
8 X
9 X
10 X
11 X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship 1 11 11
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 1 30 30
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 125