Of the roughly 12.5 million volumes in Yale’s libraries, approximately 4 million are housed right in the middle of campus, in the lavish Sterling Memorial Library. Another 3 million or so are three miles away, in a nondescript warehouse here in Hamden. Yale’s Library Shelving Facility in Hamden houses the overflow from campus libraries.
Aside from library staff, few at Yale have ever been to the decade-old Library Shelving Facility. But LSF was always meant to be more like an unobtrusive waiter than a gaudy architectural marvel. After all, if not for the facility’s 30-foot-high stacks and capacity to hold millions of Yale’s most obscure texts, University officials say, the libraries on campus proper would be overflowing.
The New York Times reports on the Day & Meyer, Murray & Young storage facility on 2nd Avenue:
Storing the Stuff of Dreams
A series of videos exploring remixes in music, movies and creativity.
Wikileaks, Salt mining, easy mac and film archives coverge in this slideshow featured in Wired Magazine on underground storage facilities. The collision of underground cavern geologic formations and normative storage methods is striking. Amazing spaces with nearly no public access.
Corbis Film Preservation Archive
Pionen Data Center, Stockholm, Sweden – basically a Jame’s Bond set.
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