As I wrote last June, we have been installing new compact shelving in the smallest of the four quads which house the bulk of our collection.
Well, the new shelving is in and it looks great!
Not only does it look good, but the mechanics are much smoother than its aging counterparts, making the units move more easily. With some of the older ranges, staff really felt all of the 1,000 or so volumes that they were moving. Whereas the new units glide along as if they weigh just a few pounds.
So far we couldn’t be happier with our new shelving.
Congratulations. Looks like an improvement to me.
I realize how much of a library geek I am when I truly get excited about your new shelving! 🙂
What happened to the old six-foot racket wrenches we used to call “cranks” circa 1980’s. Are they in the Smithsonian now? We used to pull out the knob with the piano-wire mechsnism near the floor, affix the rectangular socket wrench and crank, crank, crank. Sometimes the shelves bounced on their tracks like a Red Line train. Law library collections maintenance was once a very muscular occupation.