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Ohio University Libraries Throw Out Books for Lack of Storage Space

by Tony Gonzalez October 19, 2010 3:58 PM
For lack of storage space, the state of Ohio is throwing out spillover books from 13 of its university libraries. Librarians say that the library warehouses simply do not have enough book storage to hold all of the materials. Instead, librarians have announced to the media that their goal is simply to hold at least two physical copies each, in the entire state, of lesser-used academic books and journals. [More]

The Ultimate Climate Controlled Storage: Salt Mines

by John Stevens April 28, 2010 1:28 PM
Manchester Central Library, in Manchester, England, has sent 1.5 million of its books into a deep underground storage unit, to wait there while the library undergoes renovations. The books represent about 22 miles of shelving, and are the rarest, oldest members of Manchester Central Library's collection. Some of the books date back to the 15th century. They are being stored in Deepstore, an underground specialist storage space maintained by the town of Winsford -- in its salt mine. [More]