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Recommended Flooring For Basements

recommended flooring for basements

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Center for International Collections and Microforms, Maps and Non-Print staff, Ohio University's Alden Library, 1999

Center for International Collections and Microforms, Maps and Non-Print staff, Ohio University's Alden Library, 1999

Staff for the Center for International Collections and Microforms, Maps and Non-Print located on the first floor of Alden Library. L to R, front row: Lucy Conn, Judy Connick, Lian The-Mulliner, Edie Luce; back row: Liren Zheng, Jeff Ferrier, Ted Foster.

Part of 1999 project to document the various library departments for Alden Library's 30th anniversary. Each department had a group photo and description in the library newsletter.

Below is from the library's newsletter, Intercom:

Microforms, Maps and Non-Print
When Alden Library first opened in 1969 the Microforms collection was moved from the basement Reserve Room of Chubb Library to the 6th and 7th floors of Alden, in the middle where the computers are currently. It was difficult to maintain the collection in such a setting and thus in the Spring of 1970 Microforms was moved down to the 2nd floor and staffed. In August of 1970 Ted Foster became the Head of Microforms having previously been in the Reference Department. At this time the Copy Service* became part of the Microforms collection.

In 1972 the Microform Collection and the Copy Service moved to the more central Fifth floor (now Documents service area). To make room for the Documents Department in 1978 the Copy Service moved to what is now the Ryan Room and the microtext portion of collection moved to the first floor incorporating the Map collection and video discs and cassettes and other media. The Map Collection moved to the 1st floor of Alden from the direction of Gertrude Linnenbruegge and then Mary Stahl until her retirement. Beyond the many able graduate assistants for maps and area studies, associates to work with Ted Foster at some point have included Stan Shaw, Mike Holkum, Mike Benz, Gyneth Thompson (Karen's mother), Alice Weaver, Cheng See Dale, Dorothy Scarmack, and currently Edie Luce, who moved from the Cataloging Department 1992. Chau Hoang filled in while Edie was on leave in Indonesia.

The first few years were devoted to the creation of a classification system, a card catalog and assorted printed guides to the larger sets. Advances in technology have enabled more of the collection to be incorporated into the Alice system and allowed the Microforms, Maps and Non-Print collection to supplement Alice with its own Web Pages. The department is more service oriented and less format oriented today than in previous years. The ultimate goal is to seamlessly convert from one format to another suiting particular user needs at the moment. With the rapid expansion of digital applications the Department is now undergoing fundamental changes and is looking forward to what potential the new millenium holds.

*If anyone is counting, the Copy Service has occupied the following areas: fourth floor in an alcove behind the former office of Bill Betcher, "machine room" on Second Floor-now P-Circ; fifth floor (now Documents offices); the now Ryan Room; Third floor 318 now classroom; Fourth floor 412b now David Dudding's area; and Second floor 253 formerly Preservation.

Southeast Asia Collections next edition.

[List of employees, at that time, and start year]
Theodore Foster (1968)
Edith Luce (1988)
(Southeast Asia staff included)

Southeast Asia Collection
In 1967, Northern Illinois University invited a cataloger from Cornell's premier Southeast Asia Collection to interview for the curatorship of its Southeast Asia Collection (the occupant had taken a comparable job at Yale). Two professors offered to drive her back from the home of barbed wire and winged corn to O'Hare airport. They informed her that they had been hired to start a Southeast Asia program at OU. After interviewing her at the airport, they recommended her, and invited her to campus, meeting her in Columbus with the OU plane. So in September 1967 Lian The (Now Lian The-Mulliner) began her long journey with the "Southeast Asia Collection." Quotes are appropriate because although Professor John Cady, one of the pioneers in Southeast Asia Studies in the U.S., had been at OU for a number of years, few books in the library focused on Southeast Asia. By this time, Chubb Library was so crowded that she (and her counterpart in African Studies) actually had their main offices in the Center for International Studies. Housed on University Terrace (beside Scott Quad), the move to the new Alden Library (initially to the 3rd floor, in the offices now housing Anne Goss and the OhioLearn room) prompted Joni Mitchell to pen, "they've paved paradise and put in a parking lot."

From the modest beginning arose OU's foremost research collection. In 1970, the collection became a participant in the Library of Congress cooperative acquisitions program (then called PL480) for Southeast Asia (inheriting serials from Indiana University, which OU replaced as a participant). In the 1970s the Southeast Asia Program won federal funding as a national center under the National Defense Education Act. Recognizing that the collection

Byways, Cleve & Linden - Due for demolition?

Byways, Cleve & Linden - Due for demolition?

An ongoing planning application seeks to demolish the 3 detached houses in the foreground and replace them with a terrace similar to that recently built in the background.

It is interesting to note that both Bath Heritage Watchdog and the Bath Preservation Trust do not object. The Councils' own Historic Environment and Urban Design Teams do have concerns however and it appears debate continues with the applicants about the detail of what is proposed:

The proposal to demolish the three houses and replace with a terrace of properties is acceptable in principle. Bathwick Street is characterised by terraced townhouses and the existing properties are out of scale and rather incongruous in the street scene.
The approach taken for a ‘pastiche’ building is also appropriate in this instance – such an approach has been fairly successfully implemented at the adjacent site and a terrace of classically designed properties on this site would complete the street scene in Bathwick Street.

Unfortunately the proposal has significant flaws which will need to be resolved before the application can be considered acceptable. Where a pastiche approach is taken the architectural detailing has to be precise and accurate if it is to aesthetically successful.

The development appears very much plan-driven, in as much as the external facade reflects the internal arrangement of rooms and the fact that the development is flats rather than houses. In a classical building it is important that the front facade presents a harmonious, proportioned form and a regularity of features, regardless of the internal arrangement. The rear elevation of such buildings is normally less important and is often irregular, although where the rear elevation is prominent it often has a formal
design. There are many other aspects of this design which are not properly thought through or unsuccessfully conceived, for example:

• The front facade has the form of four townhouses, but there are only two front doors. – this upsets the rhythm of openings on the front and looks incongruous
• The basement is not a true basement, such that the level is raised and the lower windows are partially visible – the ground floor is consequently stunted
• The steps over the lightwell are wrongly detailed and proportioned.
• The windows appear to have no bottom rail, and are positioned directly onto the string course!
• The Gibbs surround appears squeezed into a stunted first storey and is ill–proportioned
• The down pipe appears to be coming directly out of the building at 3rd floor
• The window details are inaccurate
• It is not conventional to have double balconies of this type in Bath
• The pattern of openings is irregular which adds to the general dis-harmony of the features.

The above points are examples only, as the whole design of the external envelope needs to be redesigned in accordance with the principles of classical architecture.

This should not be too difficult as the front facade design can be taken from that of the existing original Georgian buildings within the street.

It is recommended that the proposals be reconsidered, with the input of an architect who has a good understanding and experience of classical architecture, and the plans revised appropriately.

In addition the plans would benefit from being larger scale and better detailed. Full joinery details and external materials details should be required as a condition to ensure the quality of the development.

Recommend refusal in this form.


This proposal appears to be for a modern building with trimmings alluding to traditional styles of the past. It does not have the high quality craftsmanship and purposeful detailing associated with truly traditional architecture particularly Georgian architecture. I do not support this pastiche approach that brings together a hodgepodge of forms and motifs without intelligent reasoning. A thorough
study of Georgian character is recommended to be included in the Design & Access Statement and should be used to inform the scheme if this is the overarching design concept behind it.


Although the demolition of the buildings and development of a new terrace was accepted in principle detailed concerns were expressed by the then Conservation Officer back in March 2008.

Amended plans were received later in the year and brief verbal comments were provided by the Senior Conservation Officer. Essentially, the scheme had improved but it remained a pastiche and the architect did not seem capable of delivering a totally convincing facade that respected the classical traditions typical of the historical and geographic context of the site.

The scheme has been subtly revised again. The front entrance steps appear better but the there remains only two entrance doors serving a terrace of four main units. The rainwater down pipes still run down the facade of the building. The arrangement of the fenestration lacks harmony, and seems to imply a hybr

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