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Bowdoin College Library Annex

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Bowdoin College Library Annex
Affiliated Library
Bowdoin College
Bowdoin College
DescriptionFollowing several years of planning, we are thrilled to announce the opening of the Library Annex. Just a short distance from campus, the Annex is equipped with state-of-the-art environmental controls set at 55 degrees and 30% relative humidity and high-density shelving, allowing for the safe, secure storage of some 200,000 volumes. The facility has enabled us to reunite collection materials in Brunswick that were stored offsite in various locations over the past 15 years, including in Connecticut and at Colby College. It will also support the library’s growing collections and help address preservation needs for fragile formats, such as acidic newsprint and older AV materials.
Contact Name: Amy Heggie
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Address: 3000 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011 United States
Postal code: 04011
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Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2019
Previous IMSMEYER Fulfillment

Operational Details
Harvard Model? Does the facility generally follow the "Harvard Model"?
Materials placed in trays? Are most materials placed in trays?
Materials placed on shelves? Are most materials placed directly onto shelving?
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Movable Shelving? Does the facility use movable shelving?
Robotics? Is robotic equipment used for placement and retrieval?
Operated lifts? Are manually driven lifts or used for placement and retrieval?
Shelved by Call Numbers? Materials shelved according to library-assigned call numbers?
Shelved by size? Materials shelved according to size categories?
Archival HVAC? Facility monitors and manages temperature and humidity?
Target operating temperature: 55 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 30 (Percent)
In Library? Is the repository located inside a library?
Remote? Is the repository located remotely from the library it serves?
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