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University of Manchester's Off-site Storage Facility Visit / Tour (Salford)

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Off-site Storage Facility (University of Manchester)

Ordsall Lane

Salford

United Kingdom

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Please note this is the new date set after the postponement in February 2018.

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What's the visit about?

The University of Manchester's strategic stock management project was an enabling project for the forthcoming Main Library Redevelopment. One of the main aims of the project was the decant of 16,000 linear metres of low-usage stock from Main Library to a newly obtained storage facility in Salford. Shelving was installed within the store to a height of 13 shelves to accommodate the relocated books and journals. The height of the shelving presented some challenges in terms of planning for both the safe loading of the material and the provision of a store retrieval service. The visit will explain how these were overcome.

This visit will provide an overview of the project, focussing on the planning and implementation of the decant. Intended as an exchange of experience event, this visit would offer an opportunity to discuss lessons learnt from the decant and to learn about operations within the store and the impact on services to customers.

Who might find the visit of interest?

Colleagues with an interest in collection management, colleagues involved in liaison with academics, colleagues interested in library design and spaces

Location

Off-site Storage Facility (University of Manchester)

Ordsall Lane

Salford

United Kingdom

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