Education


Cost-effective storage for odd-sized special collections

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Sep 2018

Cost-effective storage for odd-sized special collections

Many college and university libraries serve as repositories for their institutions’ archives and special collections. Items of historical interest can include architectural plans, works of art, programs and tickets from stage productions and sporting events, professors’ notes and journals, and rare books. These items need to be documented and properly preserved. Faculty and staff at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, worked with their architect and...

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Ventilated Cabinets for Science Labs Keep Chemical Supplies Organized and Secure

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Aug 2018

Ventilated Cabinets for Science Labs Keep Chemical Supplies Organized and Secure

Colleges and universities need to store a variety of chemicals for use in lab classes and faculty research. Because such chemicals can be hazardous, they must be kept secure to prevent unauthorized access and they need to be stored in a well-ventilated location to prevent the accumulation of fumes. The Midwestern university pictured here had been storing chemicals in a locked storeroom, but the room...

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Adaptable, Mobile Storage Created for College Library

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Jun 2018

Adaptable, Mobile Storage Created for College Library

Faculty and staff wanted to create adaptable and aesthetically pleasing spaces on the main floor of this new college library, so they opted for Spacesaver’s A-Frame carts and cantilever carts. The shelving units have the appearance of stationary shelving combined with the flexibility of mobile carts. Upper floors were fitted with taller stationary cantilever shelving, and a compact mobile system was installed in the archives...

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Compacting Reserve Desk: Secure Storage for Library Materials

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May 2018

Compacting Reserve Desk: Secure Storage for Library Materials

A growing number of university libraries are staying open 24 hours a day to meet increased student demand for study areas and collaboration space. Because circulation desks typically aren’t staffed around the clock, libraries need a secure way to store materials that have been requested for pick-up. The circulation desk at the University of Louisville is situated between the library’s public areas and its on-campus...

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Top 3 Reasons to Put Lockers in Your Space

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Mar 2018

Top 3 Reasons to Put Lockers in Your Space

Supporting the recent trend of hot desking and modular work environments, Hamilton Caseworks provide superior locker design with a lifetime warranty.  Below are a few of our top reasons to choose Hamilton Caseworks Lockers for your space:  1.  Promote Your Brand.  Hamilton Caseworks laminates and other finishes can match school and corporate brand colors. Even if lockers are front-of-house, we can work with you to create pieces...

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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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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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