Re: [Videolib] compact shelving for videotapes

Gail Fedak (gfedak@mtsu.edu)
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 15:46:10 -0600

Ditto!
We installed 5 Gemtrak units last year when we took in the Music Library on
campus. The space saved was amazing. We're adding one new unit next month.
One caveat: be sure your lighting source is directly over the aisles between
the units. Because the units had to be installed such that they were
directly under the existing lights, the aisles ended up, not dark, but
darker than our aging eyes would tolerate. We installed additional lighting
directly over the aisles, and all is now well.
Gail B. Fedak
Manager, Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
phone 615-898-2740
fax 615-898-2530
email gfedak@mtsu.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Handman" <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
To: <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>; <videolib@library.berkeley.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] compact shelving for videotapes

> Gemtrak rocks!
>
> We have installed 10 units over the past 4 years and we're verrrry happy
> with these. The tab ain't cheap, however...but if you're outa room,
you're
> outa room!
>
>
> /2003 -0500, Francis C Poole wrote:
> > Maureen...We are in process of installing ProMedia Gemtrak shelving
> >for our video collection. We decided against moveable shelving as it is
> >more difficult to install and more cumbersome to use. We are out of room
> >in our present location where we have more than 11,000 video tapes and
> >DVDs shelved on traditional support type shelves. The GemTrak high
> >density shelving units will more than triple our capacity and we will
> >still have room for additional units in the future. Cheaper than a new
> >building. Check this out: www.russbassett.com.
> >
> > Good luck. Francis Poole, Media Librarian
> > University of Delaware Library
> >
> >
> >On Thu, 20 Mar 2003, Maureen Tripp wrote:
> >
> > > I seem always to be asking questions of listmembers; hope someday I'll
> > be able to supply an answer for someone! Anyway, thanks to everyone who
> > sent me information on their newsletters. It was very helpful seeing
> > what others are doing, and I got lots of good ideas.
> > >
> > > My next question: we are considering getting movable shelving mounted
> > on tracks to house our videotape collection. The shelves are accessed
by
> > means of mechanical drives with crank handles. This should give us
> > double the current shelving we now have. We are rapidly running out of
room.
> > >
> > > I'd appreciate any feedback from anyone who uses this kind of shelving
> > (I think it is usually called compact shelving; the vendor we are
> > working with calls it quik-lok shelving.
> > > any problems with it? Thanks for any information you can send.
> > >
> > > Maureen
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> Gary Handman
> Director
> Media Resources Center
> Moffitt Library
> UC Berkeley
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