media center storage

Ridie W. Ghezzi (Ridie.W.Ghezzi@Dartmouth.EDU)
Tue, 6 Apr 1999 12:35:37 -0700 (PDT)

We are in the process of designing a new library. Our existing Microtext Center will become the new library media center. It will be extended beyond the microformats collections to include the video collection and the technical support needed for the maintenance and duplication of this collection, as well as support for the cable and satellite systems of the College.

One seemingly simple but important component of this new center needs to be adequate room for storage, not of the smaller, daily supplies but of the larger components: monitors not being used, microtext readers in need of repair, other items that are large but that are necessary to store somewhere. I was wondering what kind of storage space others have in thir media centers. How big are they? Are they big enough? How do you use them?

Basically, I am trying to argue the need to save adequate space for storage, space that others would like to use in other ways. It would be useful to hear any comments anyone might have on the need for his type of space.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Ridie Wilson Ghezzi
Baker Library
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755