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Project ARS: Other locations

Our Library is not the only location to have an ARS included. We included it to save money while still allowing access to material without resorting to off-site storage or use expensive high density shelving. Here you may find other locations who have included AS/RS, plan to include AS/RS, are thinking about, or have thought about including AS/RS in their library.

(More below)

Other locations:

Presently (July 16, 2002) 4 libraries have included similar AS/RS as part of their process, while 1 has created a different kind of system in-house:

Construction is presently planned or underway:

Presently (February 23, 2003) I know of other libraries that have announced their intentions to add a modern AS/RS to their process: (These are from official announcements or personal knowledge.)

Some location have published paperwork on the web demonstrating consideration of an AS/RS in a library. Links to these papers are provided below (when possible) for libraries that are reviewing inclusion of AS/RS.

People at some locations may only be reviewing possibilities for the distant future but are not anywhere close to making decisions: (Some of these may have looked into it, but decided against it. The questions they have had may have been prompted by students conducting research, but I have not asked. When I have something concrete on a decision, I try to update the information.)

  • University of Nevada, Reno (no links, nothing published)
  • Michigan State University (no links, nothing published)
  • University of Tokyo (no links, nothing published)
  • University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia) (no links, nothing published)
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • National University of Singapore (no links, nothing published)

At least one university has considered it but not included it:

  • University of Western Ontario (considered it in 1986, but chose an off campus storage solution.)
  • Yale (I contacted a person at Yale who said they have considered it, but they do not see need for this technology to be included at this time (Sept. 4, 2002))

Comments and/or suggestions?: Email me at: dugan@passwall.com

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