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College of William and Mary Swem Library Offsite Stacks

College of William and Mary Swem Library Offsite Stacks
Affiliated Library
College of William and Mary
College of William and Mary
DescriptionSwem Library's Offsite Stacks (SOSS) is a storage facility located off campus that houses lesser-used materials and items requiring special environmental protection in a permanent, climate-controlled facility. Faculty, staff and students can request books, journals, DVDs, VHS tapes and other materials from this facility. Materials are retrieved Monday through Friday.
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Address: , Williamsburg, Virginia United States
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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?
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Remote? Is the repository located remotely from the library it serves?
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