A selected list of references from journal articles, book chapters, and other documents that discuss both sound and silence in relation to libraries, as well as neighbouring topics such as the study of sound in public and civic spaces.
A more complete list can be found in this RefWorks shared folder, which includes abstracts (for journal articles) and tables of contents (for books) in many cases, and which also allows for formatting and exporting in multiple citation styles.
- Axelsson, Ö. (Ed.). (2011). Designing soundscape for sustainable urban development. Stockholm, Sweden, September 30 – October 1, 2010. City of Stockholm. Retrieved from: http://www.decorumcommunications.se/pdf/designing-soundscape-for-sustainable-urban-development.pdf
- Blesser, B., & Salter, L. (2009). Spaces speak, are you listening? : experiencing aural architecture (paperback ed.). Cambridge, Mass.; London: MIT Press.
- Brown, A. L. (2004, November 3-5). An approach to soundscape planning. Paper presented at the Proceedings of Acoustics 2004, Gold Coast, Australia. Retrieved from http://www.acoustics.asn.au/conference_proceedings/AAS2004/ACOUSTIC/PDF/AUTHOR/AC040110
- Brown, L. (2012). A review of progress in soundscapes and an approach to soundscape planning. International Journal of Acoustics and Vibrations, 17, 73-81. https://doi.org/10.20855/ijav.2012.17.2302
- de Certeau, M., & Rendall, S. (1984). The practice of everyday life. Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Dokmeci, P. N., & Kang, J. (2012, April). A comparative case study of indoor soundscape approach on objective analyses and subjective evaluations of libraries. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the Acoustics 2012, Nantes, France. Retrieved from https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00811307
- Exploring soundscapes: cutting-edge data collection by citizen scientists maps a world of sonic diversity. Perspectives Magazine, 1. Retrieved from http://www.salford.ac.uk/research/perspectives-magazine/volume-1/issue-1/exploring-soundscapes
- Franks, J. E., & Asher, D. C. (2014). Noise management in twenty-first century libraries: Case studies of four U.S. academic institutions. New Review of Academic Librarianship, 20(3), 320-331. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614533.2014.891528
- Goldsmith, M. (2012). Discord : The story of noise. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Hagen, M. (2005). Acoustic and social design of schools—ways to improve the school listening environment. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 117(4), 2406-2406.
- Hankins, J. D., & Stevens, C. S. (2014). Sound, space and sociality in modern Japan. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
- Hart, S. (2005). The art and science of peace and quiet. Architectural Record, 193(2), 143-150.
- Jin, Y. J., In, H. H., & Joo, Y. H. (2014). Soundscape evaluation in a Catholic cathedral and Buddhist temple precincts through social surveys and soundwalks. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(4), 1853-1874. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4866239
- Kelman, A. (2001). The sound of the civic: reading noise at the New York Public Library. American Studies, 42(3), The Library as an Agency of Culture, 23-41.
- Mattern, S. (2007). Resonant texts: Sounds of the American public library. Senses & Society, 2(3), 277-302. https://doi.org/10.2752/174589307X233521
- Mattern, S. (2014). Library as infrastructure. Places Journal, June 2014. https://doi.org/10.22269/140609
- Park, M., Kohlrausch, A., de Bruijn, W., de Jager, P., & Simons, K. (2014). Analysis of the soundscape in an intensive care unit based on the annotation of an audio recording. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(4), 1875-1886. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4868367
- Pheasant, R., Horoshenkov, K., Watts, G., & Barrett, B. (2008). The acoustic and visual factors influencing the construction of tranquil space in urban and rural environments tranquil spaces-quiet places? Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(3), 1446-1457. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.2831735
- Sequeiros, P. (2011). The social weaving of a reading atmosphere. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 43(4), 261-270. https://doi.org/10.1177/0961000611425823
- Sheridan, T., & Van Lengen, K. (2003). Hearing architecture: Exploring and designing the aural environment. Journal of Architectural Education, 57(2), 37-44. https://doi.org/10.1162/104648803770558978
- Thompson, E. A. (2002). The soundscape of modernity : architectural acoustics and the culture of listening in America, 1900-1933. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press.
- Wiercinski, J. (2018, March 21). Night listening: play, pause, seek. [invited blog post]. Retrieved from http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/question/how-do-digital-media-and-technologies-allow-closer-critique-and-analysis-sound-what-relat-5