Education


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made it difficult for students, faculty and researchers to access as well as the buildings that were storing the historical documents did not have temperature and humidity control.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

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Feb 2017

Library Carts Keep Space Flexible

The director of the new Glendale Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library System wanted shelving that could be moved out of the way to create open spaces for community events and other special activities. She and the staff also wanted the library to have an open feel that would allow them to see from one end of the building to the other. The...

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Top Spots for School Storage

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Oct 2016

Top Spots for School Storage

Think school storage is just for closets and basements?  Think again!  Below we have identified our Top Spots for School Storage, addressing a variety of different spaces, with different needs, and different designs: 1.  Makerspaces A trend that is sweeping the country, create your own functional and vibrant Makerspace storage that keeps materials accessible and organized. 2. Athletic Storage From jerseys, to shoulder pads, and more,...

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Free-Standing Pull-Out Art Racks: A clean, well-organized system that grows as collections expand

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Sep 2016

Free-Standing Pull-Out Art Racks: A clean, well-organized system that grows as collections expand

The art racks pictured above were recently installed at a southwestern Ohio university as part of a major construction project. The art collection had been previously stored on pallet racking, and the storage area was becoming overcrowded and difficult to use. In an effort to learn about the best storage solutions in use at modern museums, the gallery director toured other major art museums around...

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Introducing Library Media Display Shelving

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Aug 2016

Introducing Library Media Display Shelving

Spacesaver is excited to announce another new product – Library Media Display Shelving!  Spacesaver’s Library Media Display Shelving systems are fully configurable units designed to display and store books, DVDs, CDs, and periodicals. From browsing bins to zig-zag display shelving, the units are designed to encourage browsing, provide storage, and offer prominent display for new books, periodicals, and other media. Below are just a few details that further...

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Innovative storage design creates learning space AND improves access to the Yale University Art Gallery

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Jul 2016

Innovative storage design creates learning space AND improves access to the Yale University Art Gallery

Before Spacesaver’s recent acquisition of Viking Metal Cabinet Company, the two firms collaborated closely at several prestigious institutions. One of their most innovative collaborations involved the creation of an immersive learning environment at the Wurtele Study Center at Yale University. As the oldest college art museum in the United States, the Yale University Art Gallery has been assembling a diverse collection, both in terms of origin...

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Compact Storage Created for College Campus Warehouse

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Apr 2016

Compact Storage Created for College Campus Warehouse

University warehouses need to store materials and many other items in a way that allows for safe and convenient access.   Bellevue College was looking for a more efficient way to store furniture, products for the custodial group, materials for the maintenance group, all in order to facilitate, maintain, and keep the campus safe for students. The previous system was stationary and was unable to move,...

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