Archival


University Archival Storage Consolidated at Collections Center

19

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made it difficult for students, faculty and researchers to access as well as the buildings that were storing the historical documents did not have temperature and humidity control.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

07

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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From Posters to Paintings: Art Storage Racks Safely Store Your Pieces.

03

May 2016

From Posters to Paintings: Art Storage Racks Safely Store Your Pieces.

Before smart phones, digital cameras, and other various forms of artistic technology, art was (and still is) a way of physically preserving a snapshot of history.  Maintaining, categorizing, and preserving cultural pieces is an art form in itself, and with collections growing by the thousands every year, how can museums keep these precious pieces in their most ideal condition for years to come?  Once more, according...

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Custom Archival Storage Created for Historical Society of Erie County

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Apr 2016

Custom Archival Storage Created for Historical Society of Erie County

Location:  City of Erie, PA Installation: February 2016 Product: Spacesaver Art Racks, Spacesaver Mechanical Assist System (10ft high!) When the Historical Society of Erie County was moving from their downtown location to a new off-site storage area, a new warehouse building required new archival storage.  Andrew Stuart, space expert for Western PA/WV, worked with the client to create a custom storage solution using the following products:...

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Archival Storage for Historical Church

09

Mar 2016

Archival Storage for Historical Church

St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, PA has an immensely rich 300 year history with its cornerstone being laid in 1715.  The church has housed soldiers from both sides of the revolutionary war, is the subject of Henry Wordsworth Longfellow’s 1880 poem “Old St. David’s Church“, has had many historic figures laid to rest on its grounds, and was even the location of a DSSI’s teammate’s wedding...

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Rolling artwork panels provide compact museum storage

15

Sep 2015

Rolling artwork panels provide compact museum storage

Art racks are the preferred option for storing artwork that must be maintained in a vertical (hanging) position, but stationary racks can be difficult to access and take up a large amount of space. Spacesaver rolling artwork panels, also called rolling art racks, provide versatile and secure ways to store and display your art collections, no matter your storage space constraints. We provide two options for compactly storing...

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How to Move Compact Shelving

17

Aug 2015

How to Move Compact Shelving

We offer a variety of options for operating mobile compact shelving systems. Some clients prefer the simplicity of manually-operated mobile shelving, which is operated either by a handle or mechanical assist. Handle-operated mobile storage systems are easy to use and are best for light loads. Mechanical-assist compact shelving allows users to move shelves holding weights of 4,000 to 10,000 pounds with only one pound of effort. The mechanical-assist...

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Compact library storage earns LEED Gold

30

Jul 2015

Compact library storage earns LEED Gold

A new public library in downtown Dover, DE, needed space for its existing collection as well as a bookstore, multi-purpose room, storytelling area, and dedicated teen loft section. Library designers also needed to plan smart library storage for future growth. The design team turned to DSSI for library storage solutions, knowing that compact mobile storage — also known as shelves that move or shelves on...

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Video: Off-site Shelving Solutions Protect Library’s Collection

10

Jul 2015

Video: Off-site Shelving Solutions Protect Library’s Collection

The Storage Team helped Gettysburg College’s library staff protect the library’s historic collection, provide for safe and convenient retrieval, and free up space for other uses — all while avoiding the expense and undesirable appearance of an addition. The solution combines off-site shelving solutions with other mobile systems and perforated shelving to create archival storage for the library’s Special Collections, including thousands of rare manuscripts, maps, and other items....

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Campuses are evolving and high density mobile storage can help!

29

Jun 2015

Campuses are evolving and high density mobile storage can help!

Today’s educational campuses are evolving, offering more diverse options and welcoming more students than ever before. With these changes comes a growing need to better utilize available space.  DSSI offers innovative ways to efficiently store more in the same amount of space using High Density Mobile Storage.  High Density Mobile Storage offers flexibility, security, and control to every part of campus, including: ·           Academic Libraries...

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