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Preservation and Access Service Center for Colorado Academic Libraries (PASCAL)

Preservation and Access Service Center for Colorado Academic Libraries (PASCAL)
Preservation and Access Service Center for Colorado Academic Libraries (PASCAL)

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Preservation and Access Service Center for Colorado Academic Libraries (PASCAL)
Affiliated Libraries
University of Colorado -- Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado -- Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado -- Boulder
University of Colorado -- Boulder
University of Colorado Denver
University of Colorado Denver
Description

PASCAL, the Preservation and Access Service Center for Colorado Academic Libraries, is the state-of-the-art high density library storage facility located on the new Anschutz Medical Campus. Operating since March of 2001, The Health Sciences Library shares PASCAL with two other academic libraries: Norlin Library of CU Boulder and Auraria Library. Health Sciences staff member, Michael Kelty, is the on-site manager of PASCAL.

Based on a design pioneered at Harvard University, PASCAL can hold 3 million volumes in under 20,000 square feet of space with the possibility of adding four more modules of equal size in coming decades. The building is climate controlled with year round temperatures averaging 55 degrees and 35% relative humidity. The sculpture in front of PASCAL is an original creation by Colorado Springs artist, Bill Burgess. Inspired by the "educational role played by our libraries, " Burgess titled his work, "Aspire."

Currently, volumes eligible for storage are older research materials that have value but are in low demand. All volumes are sorted and stored by size in cardboard trays on 30-foot high shelves identified by bar-codes. Individual library catalogs indicate if a particular book has been moved to PASCAL allowing patrons to make requests via their own library. PASCAL personnel make every effort to deliver items to requesting libraries within 48 hours.

Contact Name: Michael Kelty
E-mail address: michael.kelty@ucdenver.edu
Phone Number: 303-724-1114
Address: 13188 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, Colorado 80045 United States
Postal code: 80045
Web site URL: http://pascal.ucdenver.edu/
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Year opened: 2001
Total Personnel: 3
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 3,000,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 1,600,000

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: 55 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 35 (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):