RE: [Videolib] compact shelving for videotapes

Barbara Voss (bvoss@pct.edu)
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 16:51:56 -0500

Each individual shelving unit (total of 47 for us--a support column on one
of the stationery walls kept it from being 48) is approx. 90" x 36" with a
total of 5 shelves. Four of the shelves (approx. 18" x 36") are 2-tiered
audiotape shelves designed to shelve VHS tapes on two staggered levels. The
fifth shelf at the top (approx. 12" x 36") houses oversized items. A "book
dummy" with the call number of the oversized unit is placed in the spot on
the staggered shelving with a note on the spine advising the patron to check
the upper shelf.

bv

Barbara A. Voss
Audiovisual Services Specialist
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport PA 17701
Phone: 570 320-2400 1-7774
FAX: 570 327-4503
bvoss@pct.edu

>>> barbara.bergman@mnsu.edu 03/24/03 03:34PM >>>

Just out of curiousity, how did you handle videos with oversized
packaging?

Barb

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Voss [mailto:bvoss@pct.edu]
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 2:08 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] compact shelving for videotapes

Maureen,

We have been using Spacesaver compact, mobile shelving since August,
1998. We can now house approx. 6000 volumes in a space that had maxed
at
3000 volumes. Now that some planning is in the works for a new library,
the
shelving can be dismantled and reinstalled in the new space with added
units
for additional growth.

They're clean, attractive and don't present a claustrophic appearance
although they're in an enclosed office area. And I find that it's just
as
easy to crank five doors at once as it is to crank just one. Expensive?
Uh
huh! But, there were no more walls that we could knock down.

Barbara A. Voss
Audiovisual Services Specialist
Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport PA 17701
Phone: 570 320-2400 1-7774
FAX: 570 327-4503
bvoss@pct.edu

>>> Maureen_Tripp@emerson.edu 03/20/03 02:22PM >>>
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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