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Estates Management record 2012/13 - Support NIA learning centre space

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Estates Management record 2012/13

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Support NIA learning centre space

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Short nameSMNIALC

This field contains data about the Net Internal Area (NIA) of support space associated with learning centres. The value can be recorded to three decimal places.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education institutions (HEIs).

UnitSquare metre (m²)

The NIA of library/learning centre space, as included in Support offices NIA and Support not offices NIA.

In accordance with the definition used in the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) annual statistics, libraries/learning centres are defined as a systematic collection of information resources and having a separate entrance. These resources may be in print or other media.

A storage facility, whether or not staffed, on or off-campus, counts as a separate library if it has a separate entrance. It also includes PC clusters, even large open access PC areas housed within libraries and photocopying services.

Include offices that are part of the library/learning centre, such as offices for the Head of the Resource Centre, section management, technical facilities staff, subject librarians, general librarians and resource administration.

Note that this definition includes open access computing areas that are integral to the library/learning centre, but would leave other dispersed open access rooms in the support category Net Internal Area Support other.

The floor area return is likely to include the types of space covered by the SCONUL Statistical Return heading 1b and 1d, but note that the SCONUL data are gross areas and for the avoidance of doubt, the net area is requested here.

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Field length11
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Element: SMNIALC

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