In 2010 MSU Libraries purchased a second Sanborn module which contains detailed historic maps of 12 major metropolitan areas in the United States (see list below). This module has better navigation and features than our Michigan module.
The shelves are in! Now the workers are tweaking the system that moves them to make sure it operates properly. We are also starting to interfile our books and journals into one call number run starting on the new compact shelving. We're still vacuuming too.
Installation of the shelves continues. We also continue to vacuum the dust off of our books. So it is much the same this week.
Installation of the shelves continues. It will be noisy and some more possible dust. We're also vacuuming off our books so expect a little noise there too. The only computers available to use are in our computer lab (Room 22). Also, remember that only staff are allowed in the stacks.
Carpet will be installed on Monday. There could be some fumes in addition to some noise. On Tuesday, installation of the compact shelving units starts again. Workers will bring in material and start to assemble the shelves. It will be noisy and some more possible dust.
Exhibit on 4 West, Main Library
Now through Summer 2010
The new floor is done. Carpet will be installed next week. This week we will not have any construction so it will be quiet around here! The only computers available to use are in our computer lab (Room 22). Also, remember that only staff are allowed in the stacks.
Installation of the compact shelving continues much of the same this week. More drilling, noise, and dust is expected.
This week the installation of the compact shelving begins, which involves drilling. We expect it to be very noisy and dusty.