Special Collections in a High-Bay Facility

Maintaining optimal preservation environments for a variety of materials

University libraries often serve as repositories for ever-growing collections of print materials, art, and archives, but at the same time they need to provide space for collaboration and technology.

Moving special collections and archives to climate-controlled offsite facilities is a smart way to provide optimal preservation conditions while also freeing up space on campus for modern uses. For instance, faculty and staff at Texas State University at San Marcos worked with Spacesaver to design systems that would organize and preserve not only books and journals, but also framed paintings, three-dimensional art, and archival materials.

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