Key research collection reclassified at King's Manor Library

Posted on 21 October 2019

The Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies collection has been re-shelved and reclassified at King's Manor Library.

The Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies (IAAS) collection at King’s Manor Library is an invaluable research resource of over 7,500 books, journals and pamphlets on architecture, city planning, historic buildings, building conservation and related subjects. The collection was previously classified under the UDC (Universal Decimal Classification) scheme, which is different from the system used to classify the rest of the Library’s collections. This made the items difficult to find. To maximise its research potential we have now reclassified the collection, making items easier to locate, browse and re-shelve.

The books have now been returned to the King’s Manor Library, having spent the summer being reclassified and generally spruced up by staff at the Morrell Library. By the end of Autumn term the entire IAAS book collection will have been fully re-shelved and in its new position on the ground floor of the King’s Manor Library, showing the depth and breadth of the resource.

If you’d like to find out more about the IAAS collection, and other related collections, come along to our Wonders on Wednesday event on 13 November.