Big Changes in the Archives

April 16, 2008

It looks as if Archives is going to be moving as part of the library renovation for the Learning Commons.  At first I was going to stay were I am and expand into the Rare Book Room.  The compact shelving in “old cold storage” would hold the expanded SCC (Special Closed Collection) and the boxed Archives collections.

The new plan calls for what is now Archives to become offices.  I’ll move across the aisle, with a “public face” for the Archives.  (new furniture, new look) A 2nd door will be cut at the back and straight into “new cold storage.”  This is great planning because “new cold” is where all the boxed collections, supplies, and Geneva collection already are, so none of that will need to be moved.  Bound JSTOR periodicals will be moved out to make space for the SCC.  At this point I’m always sending student workers off with my keys to get something from back there.

All of this waits for a vote from the Board of Trustees.  I’m having a lot of fun “cleaning up” for the move and contemplating the future.

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3 Responses to “Big Changes in the Archives”


  1. Congratulations on the move. I’m sure it’ll be nice to have a bit more space. Will you totally have to relocate or is it a matter of moving just a few collections?


  2. My student workers and I are moving, and some collections. About 2/3s of the collections get to stay where they are. 🙂

  3. Dominic Says:

    Sounds cool.


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