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Southwest Ohio Regional Depository

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Southwest Ohio Regional Depository
Affiliated Libraries
Miami University
Miami University
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati
Wright State University
Wright State University
Central State University
Central State University
DescriptionThe Southwest Ohio Regional Depository (SWORD) is specially designed for the remote storage of permanently held but little used library materials from the library collections of Central State University, Miami University,the University of Cincinnati, and Wright State University . The depository, located on Miami University's Middletown Campus, is one of five such facilities to be constructed in the State of Ohio with funding from the Ohio Board of Regents. SWORD is designed and constructed to provide the cooperating libraries with an excellent preservation environment for storing materials in an economical, high density shelving system.
Contact Name: Pamela Lipscomb
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 513-727-3474
Address: 4200 North University Boulevard, Middletown, Ohio 45042 United States
Postal code: 45042
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 1994
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 2,450,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 2,426,114

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemNone
Date Implemented
Integrated library system? The facility uses an ILS
rather than a dedicated inventory management system

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?
Shelving Height (max): 30
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: (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: (Percent)
In Library? Is the repository located inside a library?
Remote? Is the repository located remotely from the library it serves?
Max travel distance (miles):