Thoughts on Storage


Manage Risk in Museum Storage

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Sep 2017

Manage Risk in Museum Storage

Your mission is to preserve and protect the objects entrusted to your care, and our mission is to help. We support institutions of all sizes in their efforts to manage risk, boost community engagement, optimize space, and stretch limited budgets.  While the risk of storing precious items can be high, below we have outlined 3 risks and ways to manage them through thoughtful storage design:...

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Spacesaver doorless response lockers boost readiness and organization.

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Sep 2017

Spacesaver doorless response lockers boost readiness and organization.

When the Carbondale Police Department in Carbondale, Illinois, got funding to build a new facility, the design team brought in a St. Louis-based Spacesaver consultant to design storage solutions throughout the building, including personal lockers, high-density records storage, and modern evidence storage. The consultant also worked with Spacesaver’s internal teams to design lockers for the department’s Special Response Team. The lockers needed to be large...

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Library Consolidates Collections to Create New Learning Spaces

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Aug 2017

Library Consolidates Collections to Create New Learning Spaces

In an effort to encourage instructional innovation and make the best use of space and staff time, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is repurposing underutilized areas in on-campus libraries to create new learning spaces. The new spaces support active learning by “flipping” the traditional instructional model: instead of lecturing in class and assigning homework, instructors often ask students to watch online lectures before each class session...

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Top 6 Picks for Hospitality Storage

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Aug 2017

Top 6 Picks for Hospitality Storage

As guests demand more unique activities and personalized service, hotels must find a way to handle all the supplies that make those experiences possible. It can be tempting to forego storage space for guest features up front, but accessible, organized back-of-house storage solutions can impact the guest experience just as much as new sofas in the lobby. See below for our Top 6 Picks for...

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Hotel Back of House Storage: Improve Guest Experience from the Inside Out

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Aug 2017

Hotel Back of House Storage: Improve Guest Experience from the Inside Out

When most hotels and resorts think about where to spend their money, they’re usually thinking of one thing – improving the guest experience. While guests demand more unique activities and personalized service, hotels must find a way to handle all the supplies – and employees – that make those experiences possible.  See below for our Top 3 Reasons to choose high density mobile storage for...

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Preserving a Community’s Seafaring Heritage: Spacesaver Helps Museum Create Room to Grow

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Jul 2017

Preserving a Community’s Seafaring Heritage: Spacesaver Helps Museum Create Room to Grow

By preserving and displaying historic boats, documents, memorabilia, and other artifacts, the the Columbia River Maritime Museum acts as a repository for knowledge about the entire Columbia River watershed, as well as the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest and the communities that have been shaped by these environments. The museum was founded in 1962, and twenty years later a large building was constructed to...

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60% Increase in Storage Space Created for Naval Undersea Museum

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Jul 2017

60% Increase in Storage Space Created for Naval Undersea Museum

The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington is home to a collection of torpedoes, some weighing upwards of 6,000 pounds. The collection includes many types of torpedoes ranging from modern Mk 48 and Mk 50s to torpedo tubes from the USS Tecumseh, and even Howell Torpedoes, which were the first self-propelled torpedoes designed by the U.S. in 1870, along with a slew of smaller items....

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Off-Site Storage Created for University Library Materials

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Jul 2017

Off-Site Storage Created for University Library Materials

Wake Forest University was using an off-site storage company to house their library overflow material. This company not only charged by the linear foot to store the books, but there was also a cost associated with each time a book needed to be retrieved from the facility and brought back to the library. The university knew that they wanted to continue to open up space...

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University Archival Storage Consolidated at Collections Center

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Jun 2017

University Archival Storage Consolidated at Collections Center

For over 20 years the Western Michigan University (WMU) archive collection was being housed in three different buildings around campus including an old gymnasium space previously used as a swimming pool. Multiple locations made it difficult for students, faculty and researchers to access as well as the buildings that were storing the historical documents did not have temperature and humidity control. Archival Storage was installed...

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2 Universities Utilize Off-Site Library Shelving

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Jun 2017

2 Universities Utilize Off-Site Library Shelving

Campus libraries have always been the center of intellectual life at colleges and universities.  While campus libraries continue to carefully maintain paper-based collections and acquire paper-based books, journals, maps, and other materials, many universities are deciding to consolidate these collections in order to free up space to create new spaces in which to teach and learn. Two vibrant Atlanta institutions – Emory University and Georgia...

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