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Sunday, February 19, 2012

200km of books successfully moved to high-tech home (UK)

The UK national library and a major moves contractor, Premier Moves, have just completed a massive project to migrate over 200 linear kilometres of library materials from London to a high-tech archival storage facility in West Yorkshire. The British Library's Collection Moves programme – the largest of its kind since the Library moved into its flagship St Pancras building in 1998 – saw some seven million books, journal parts, magazines and sound recordings move from a variety of sites in London to a purpose-built long term storage facility at the Library's Boston Spa site, near Wetherby. The items involved are mainly 'lower use' material which is part of the Library's wider collection of some 150 million separate items

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