Preiser, Wolfgang F. E., and Wang, Xinhao. "Quantitative (GIS) and Qualitative (BPE) Assessments of Library Performance," in ArchNet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 2, issue 1 (2008).
This article accounts for the methodological approach used in the creation of the Facilities Master Plan for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in the United States. Libraries are undergoing significant changes with regards to their advancing functions. They have become community centers for learning, whether for children, teens, adults, or seniors. This study uses an approach combining GIS- Geographic Information System with BPE-Building Performance Evaluation to score and categorize branch libraries based on their level of performance. A number of recommended strategies are derived to achieve greater cost-effectiveness and improved service.