Thoughts on Storage


Hagley Museum & Library: Lab Conversion

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Nov 2017

Hagley Museum & Library: Lab Conversion

Located in Wilmington Delaware, Hagley Museum and Library  is a historic site devoted to the preservation of historic documents.  As mentioned on their website, "The collections include individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society." When Hagley desired storage in their lab space (devoted to restoring a variety of precious historic documents),...

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Spacesaver helps a hospital gain 38% more storage space

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Nov 2017

Spacesaver helps a hospital gain 38% more storage space

When people think about the concept of “patient care,” they typically imagine nurses and doctors. But patient care is also a top concern for behind-the-scenes hospital staff who work in facilities management and sterile supply rooms. The more efficiently and thoroughly staff can perform their daily tasks, the better the quality of care that the hospital as a whole can provide. With this knowledge, a...

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An Elementary School Optimizes Space for Athletic Equipment

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Nov 2017

An Elementary School Optimizes Space for Athletic Equipment

An elementary school in Wisconsin was storing typical gym equipment like floor scooters, bats and tees, golf bags and clubs, and crates filled with miscellaneous items in various locations around the school. Staff wanted an organized, efficient system that would allow them to spend more time planning and preparing for class, and less time searching for equipment and supplies. While the LEVPRO compact shelving system...

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ActivRAC in Biotech:  Spacesaver provides compact storage for tissue samples

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Nov 2017

ActivRAC in Biotech: Spacesaver provides compact storage for tissue samples

A pharmaceutical company in New England saw an opportunity to save space and decrease energy costs as their facility underwent a renovation. The project architect approached the local Spacesaver distributor with specific requests for storage in a deep freeze: the staff needed to store more than 4600 boxes of tissue samples in a walk-in freezer that would be kept at -20 degrees Celsius. The freezer...

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Illuminated Museum Cabinets: Protecting collections while promoting visibility

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Nov 2017

Illuminated Museum Cabinets: Protecting collections while promoting visibility

Museum staff often face a difficult challenge: they are obligated to provide the best possible storage conditions for the collections entrusted to their care, but they also want the public to be able to see and appreciate collections. The concept of “visible storage” is gaining in popularity as museum professionals attempt to strike a balance between preservation and accessibility, and Spacesaver’s sealed museum cabinets are...

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Illuminated Library Shelving: Innovation Brightens Bookstacks at a Canadian University

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Oct 2017

Illuminated Library Shelving: Innovation Brightens Bookstacks at a Canadian University

The new Riddell Library and Learning Centre at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, is filled with modern amenities such as technology-enabled classrooms, a makerspace, and a variety of collaborative work areas. In addition to these contemporary features, members of the project planning team also wanted to provide on-site access to the institution’s entire book collection. The planning team wanted the bookstacks to be as...

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Reduce Wasteful Legal File Shelving Footprints

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Sep 2017

Reduce Wasteful Legal File Shelving Footprints

Sustainable storage and law firm shelving footprints are essential in today’s law firm workspace. Too often the norm includes legal documents piling up in boxes on the floor where they will stay throughout the course of a case and be accessed by several team members. This traditional storage method can drastically improve with the efficiency, organization and security of high-density mobile legal file shelving. Your...

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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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