DAR Library completes shelving improvement
While out and about on the internet this afternoon (using one of the new
computers installed overnight at the Family History Library) ol' Myrt stumbled
on a this announcement from the National Society Daughters of the American
Revolution's library in Washington, D. C.
"The DAR Library is excited to announce the completion of the shelving
improvement project resulting in 80% more storage space in the library
balconies. The shelving project is part of a greater mission to increase
accessibility to books and resources in the DAR Library's collection.
Construction began in early 2006 on the library's upper balconies. Rolling
bookshelves that help to increase the shelving capacity were installed on the
three upper balconies. The project enabled the DAR Library to shift select
materials previously located in the stacks on the main floor to the more
spacious shelving in the upper balconies. In turn, the main floor has now gained
more free space.
In addition, Library staff are working steadily to decrease the number of
duplicate books in the collection. These steps are being made to ensure the DAR
Library has space for newly published books as they become available and the
collection can continue to grow at a healthy rate."
For the complete story, see:
For those of you who felt like
you might topple over the edge of those balconies, this is a welcome change.
Has anyone heard what has been done with the Huguenot Society collection? Is it
still in that side room upstairs?
Happy family tree climbing!