ERIC Number: ED458877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Library Off-Site Shelving: Guide for High-Density Facilities.
Nitecki, Danuta A., Ed.; Kendrick, Curtis L., Ed.
This collection of essays addresses the planning, construction, and operating issues relating to high-density library shelving facilities. The volume covers essential topics that address issues relating to the building, its operations, and serving the collections. It begins with an introduction by the volume's editors, "The Paradox and Politics of Off-Site Shelving." The next section presents five case studies discussing governance issues and cost models: "The Harvard Depository: Client-Owner Model" (Barbara Graham); "Milton S. Eisenhower Library of Johns Hopkins University" (Deborah Slingluff); "Cheaper by the (Almost Half) Dozen: The Ohio State-Wide Remote Storage System" (David F. Kohl); "The Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC)" (Lizanne Payne); and "The Library of Congress" (Steven J. Herman). Design and construction issues are then discussed in two chapters: "Design and Construction Process: An Architect's Perspective" (Bruce M. Scott); and "What to Build" (Ron Lane and Reese Dill). Preservation issues are addressed in "The Preservation Environment" (Paul Conway), followed by two case studies on material selection issues, "A Harvard Experience" (Kenneth E. Carpenter and Jeffrey L. Horrell) and "The Yale University Libraries Experience" (Margaret K. Powell). The next section discusses transferring items: "Preparing for Transfer" (Lee Anne George); and "Transportation and Logistics" (Donald G. Kelsey and Curtis L. Kendrick). The remaining four chapters are: Systems - "Computer Systems" (Joel J. Felber); Accessioning and Managing Issues - "Managing a Remote Storage Facility" (June L. DeWeese); Services - "Access to Collections" (Bruce Hulse); Special Collections - "Special Collections" (Mary C. LaFogg and Christine Weideman); and Bibliography - "Citations and Web Sites" (Helen R. Goldstein). (Includes an index. Contains 103 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Higher Education, Information Storage, Libraries, Library Collections, Library Development, Library Facilities, Library Materials, Library Planning, Storage
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