[Ads-l] News Article: Cold Book Storage at Harvard

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 8 21:06:01 UTC 2015


It's amusing that the Gizmodo posting refers to the Dewey Decimal System.  It's also an exaggeration that the "vast majority" of Harvard's holdings are at the Depository.

Fred Shapiro



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Subject: News Article: Cold Book Storage at Harvard

Title: A Glimpse Inside the Hidden Vault Where Harvard Keeps Millions of Books
Author: Sarah Zhang
Website: Gizmodo
Date: February 6, 2015

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[Begin excerpt]
The Harvard Depository, some 30 miles from the Cambridge campus,
better resembles an Amazon warehouse than a library. The 200,000
square foot facility houses the vast majority of Harvard Library's
collection--some 9 million books, films, LPs, magnetic tapes, and
pamphlets sorted not by the Dewey decimal system but by size.

A fascinating new interactive documentary, Cold Storage, glimpses
inside this little-known world.
[End excerpt]

Garson

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