|Publications about cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2000 09:52:22 -0700 (MST)|
Last fall I developed a list of 65 publications on cohousing listed in the "Worldcat" library database which is available to library card holders at the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Library Catalog site at telnet://hennepin.lib.mn.us/ . I presume it is available elsewhere tho I do not know where. The database includes names of libraries that hold each document which could be used to access them by inter-library loan. The data is copyrighted so I'm unsure how much of the list I developed could be shared without violating the copyright. (Advice of librarians or others on this list welcome.) The software I used to access the database does not generate a useable list easily - it's very interactive and single document oriented so lots of keystrokes are required and the output includes a lot of redundancy etc. Even after the massaging of the captured data that I have done it is still a large document - over 100 K bytes. For these reasons I pondered what I could post here about my findings and before I posted anything it got set aside. It came back to mind today so I am posting this summary. About my findings. Articles in periodicals are not included in this database (a few periodicals about cohousing are listed). The widely held publications are mostly the ones with which we are familiar. ( I went and looked on www.cohousing.org for a list of books about cohousing and could not find anything - I did not check the cohousing-L archives. There's a little project for someone.) McCammant and Durret's _Cohousing_ was by far the most widely held publication. Several others (e.g. Chris ScottHansen's) book were not in nearly as many libraries as would be desireable. The most interesting thing is the large number of academic theses listed. The thesis about cohousing (on www.cohousing.org ) that I refer to frequently by Donna Spreitzer U C Davis is not listed so I wonder how complete this data is. Below is a summary of theses that are listed: 43 Academic theses out of 66 records: 30 in Architecture 13 in other fields 2 PHd 3 B Arch 1 senior honors 37 Masters level Frequently mentioned institutions: 10 CA (7 UC, Berkeley) 4 U Wash 3 IA State (my alma mater! & no cohousing in Iowa) Generally the only library that holds a thesis is the one at the institution at which it was written. Fred -- URL below corrected 1/7/00 sorry. Some WTO details there. Fred H. Olson fholson [at] cohousing.org Minneapolis,MN 55411 (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: Cohousing-L and Nbhd-tc (Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list) More info: http://www.mtn.org/~fholson/sig-detail.htm
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