Libraries used to be all about books, stacks as far as the eye could see. But times are changing – to keep up with a diverse array of multimedia services and other administrative needs, libraries have had to expand their purview to reach modern audiences.
Kansas State University understood this evolution well. While its on-campus libraries provide students and faculty a quiet place to conduct research, they must also serve a dual purpose as an open space for the college community. To free up some room in their libraries, KSU teamed up with Montel to transform a printing facility into a state-of-the-art book depository with the help of high-density storage solutions.
Off-site storage can be a costly investment for anyone, so getting the most out of the space is well worth the high price tag. But off-site storage owners who don’t utilize the power of smart storage capabilities may be throwing their money away. Cumbersome prefabricated racking options can cause shelving vacancies and render whole sections of a facility useless to its owner.
Instead, why not follow the lead of the University of Toronto Libraries? They recently teamed up with Montel to create an organized industrial framework for its new book depository using durable and efficient high-bay shelving installations. (more…)
A company’s HR department handles all things involving its human capital: how employees interact with each other, with the company and the knowledge they gain therein. With this broad job description comes a level of responsibility unlike any other position in-house.
Human resources storage can keep this department moving diligently to service everyone from entry-level interns to corporate stakeholders. Who knew the greatest asset to human resources might not be human at all?
Kids want to learn, and at a young age, they are sponges for information. Maybe not thermodynamics or string theory, but a children’s library can teach them fundamental lessons that will stick with them their whole lives. Who knows? They might even have a little fun there too.
When selecting a proper shelving system for a children’s library, the same rules for a standard library don’t all carry over. Pint-sized patrons require a whole different set of specifications. Can children’s library storage rise to the challenge?
Libraries don’t need to be fancy testaments to architectural innovation. On the contrary, the only sort of innovation a library needs is that of thought. As a temple of higher learning, the subject shouldn’t be the library itself – even though peace and quiet is a commodity you’re hard-pressed to find in this day and age. Instead, access to a diverse range of subjects and resources should take precedent.
Facility owners need not look any further in their search for the best methods for storing and displaying books, periodicals and whatever else takes up their shelf space. For an efficient, durable and understated shelving, smart library storage has all the answers.