Saturday, December 29, 2007

Automated retrieval center previously known as Library

The University of Utah's main library is quickly evolving from a simple repository of paper into a place for people to gather in a variety of settings, both noisy and quiet, crowded and solitary. This massive reallocation of space is made possible without storing any volumes off-site, but with the installation of a $12 million compact book storage system, known as an automated retrieval center. Cutting-edge technology will free up to 80,000 square feet at one of Utah's most intensively used buildings, the J. Willard Marriott Library. The 2 million volume system is North America's largest automated retrieval center and other universities are calling Marriott officials for guidance to build such systems at their libraries(via raw feed)

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