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University of British Columbia Library PARC

University of British Columbia Library PARC
University of British Columbia Library PARC

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University of British Columbia Library PARC
Affiliated Library
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia
DescriptionLibrary Preservation and Archives, aka Library PARC, is a new modular storage facility built to accommodate the future growth of collections at UBC Library. Located at UBC Vancouver’s South Campus (in the Research Precinct), PARC provides 2,280 square metres of high-density collection storage and can house about 1.6 million volumes. The facility also houses the University's Records Management Office, a staff work area and a publicly accessible reading room. Low-circulation items from the Library’s collections will be relocated to Library PARC, freeing up physical space at branches for other uses, including student and research services, study spaces and informal learning areas, multimedia labs, scholarly exchanges and more. The PARC is UBC's low use storage facility and its ASRS facility (robotic storage in the the IKBLC building) holds the medium use material.
Contact Name: Ernest Dick
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Phone Number:
Address: 6049 Nurseries Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1W5 Canada
Postal code: V6T 1W5
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Year opened: 2015
Total Personnel: 5
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 1,600,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet): 24542
Current volume count: 587,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemGFA Library Archival System
Date Implemented2015

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):
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):