Re: [Videolib] 16mm shelving

Stephen O'Riordan (
Fri, 30 Sep 2005 08:38:18 -0700


In general, Vertical if on reels, Horizontal if on cores.


At 10:06 AM 9/29/2005 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm about to inherit closer to 1000 reels of film and need to buy some
>shelving. Our collection is current housed in storage cabinets with wire
>shelving that allows a slot for reel. I can't find anything similar that
>is currently available. A colleague at a nearby institution simply uses
>deep book shelves and stacks the canisters.
>Two questions:
>Anyone bought shelving lately and can recommend a vendor?
>Is vertical or horizontal shelving of canisters preferred for preservation?
>Many thanks,
>Dennis McGuire
>Head of Digital and Media Services
>Columbia College Chicago Library
>624 S. Michigan Ave.
>Chicago, IL 60605
>(v) 312.344.7434
>(f) 312.344.8062

Stephen 0'Riordan
UCSD Libraries / Film & Video Library
9500 Gilman dr
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175Q
tel: (858) 534-7981
fax: (858) 534-0189

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