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University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign Oak Street High Density Storage

University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign Oak Street High Density Storage
University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign Oak Street High Density Storage

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University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign Oak Street High Density Storage
Affiliated Library
University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign
DescriptionAs the high-density storage unit for the University Library, Oak Street Library has the unique role of maximizing preservation of the items it houses while simultaneously shelving them strategically to ensure the least amount of storage space is wasted. The vaults that house our collection are climate controlled by our state-of-the-art system to guarantee the ideal temperature and humidity level for maintaining the structural integrity of print resources (about 50° Fahrenheit and 30% humidity respectively). Once items are sent to Oak Street Library, they are sorted and separated by size to assure an efficient use of space.
Contact Name: Mary Laskowski
E-mail address: mkschnei@illinois.edu
Phone Number:
Address: 809 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States
Postal code: 61820
Web site URL: https://www.library.illinois.edu/oak/high-density-storage/
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Year opened: 2004
Total Personnel:
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes):
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 4,000,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemCaiaSoft
Date Implemented2020
Previous IMSGFA Library Archival 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): 40
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: 50 (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?
Max travel distance (miles): 1