At 08:22 AM 3/27/01 -0800, you wrote:
>Our board has asked us to get new shelving for our very large compact disc
>and cassette collection, (18,000 and growing). Currently, the cds are on
>regular shelves in security cases, but also in old record bins that can be
>browsed. Does anyone have high density shelving which provides easy access
>to the materials by the patrons? I have seen the LIFT products, and I don't
>think that that would provide enough shelving for our current collection in
>the space we have.
>One product we have at one of our branches borrows the record bin concept.
>The cds fit in shelves that are designed as pull out drawers. Each drawer
>can be fitted to hold cds face out, about 5 sections per drawer, each drawer
>holding about 55 singles, facing out, each in a security case. You can put
>7 drawers in a section, without going too high for a 5' 2" person to pull
>out the top drawer and view the contents. Of course, number of cds in a
>shelf would change with double cds and libretto cds in their security cases.
>This is pretty high density, but the drawers are often awkward, needing
>precision work to push back in.
>Thanks for any help.
>Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
>Aurora Public Library
>1 E. Benton Street
>Aurora, IL 60505
Educational Media Center
900 N. Grand Ave., Suite 6L
Sherman, TX 75090