The University of Iowa faced a serious issue with the storage of their immense collection of volumes: lack of space. The University of Iowa has over 24 thousand Undergraduate students along with over seven thousand Graduate students on campus.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum is a 50,000 square-foot building on the University of Nebraska - Lincoln campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. It features a number of different quilts at any given time period.
When the new building was designed, the exhibit manager and the museum director wanted to allow enough space in archive storage for decades of growth. By using Spacesaver mechanical assist mobile storage systems and art racks, museum officials were able to maximize exhibit space and still allow ample room for growth in the archive storage area.
MAM conservator Jim DeYoung said Spacesaver’s mobile storage systems played a key role in the museum’s construction process and significantly enhances the institution’s ability to add to its collections.
Library administrators and the design team chose Spacesaver to provide the mobile shelving systems, as well as the unique stationary spiral stacks that wind their way up six floors of the library.
Shortly after the renovation was complete, KSU Libraries staff realized they had a storage crisis. The collection was growing more rapidly than ever and building a new facility was not an option. The space crisis had to be solved within the confines of the new building.
The old library had run out of space 10 years before the new facility was built, so Dean David Cohen and Director Claire Fund, after evaluating the future needs of their expanding collection, had to find a solution. Library architect Michael Cohen, AIA, of Boston’s Fletcher, Harkness, Cohen, Moneyhun, Inc., recommended high-density (compact) mobile shelving as a solution for the future.
In Bulk Storage, security of the palletized gear located on open rack shelving was improved with large lockable fencing. An Issue Point storage area, which is used to issue bulk storage items to individuals, was established in a new high-density mobile storage system inside a completely enclosed security cage. Individual storage was also established for Seabees to store their infantry equipment once it was issued to them.
To maximize patient-care space, the design of the Stroger Hospital needed to be space-efficient. Those involved with the new construction project selected Spacesaver mobile shelving systems and stationary shelving to help them achieve their patient service goals.
Pope Air Force Base Special operations squadron at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC required a better storage solution for their wide range of highly specialized and uniquely sized items.