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Update on move of Special Collections – 28th February 2011

March 1, 2011

Here are the key points from last week’s decant activity (week commencing 21st February 2011):

Rare Books

  • Collections moved: Von Hugel (completed), Fleeman (started, completed), George Hay Forbes (started, in progress)

Manuscripts and Muniments

  • Completed logging and preservation survey action plan on Strong Room non-collegiate records.
  • Moved a batch of muniment material to 71 North Street store.
  • Moved a batch of photocopy boxes to Museum store.
  • 375 muniment units decanted to Store Monday-Thursday. 166 further units packed ready for decant next week.
  • 319 muniment units packed on Friday.
  • 2 batches of manuscript material moved to 79 North Street basement.

Our decant status (as at 28th February 2011) and this week’s areas of focus:

Week commencing 28th February 2011

Focus this week:

  • On-going preparatory work for Constantine and integration with their work flow. Constantine are currently decanting selected outsize rare books.
  • On-going decant of rare books.
  • On-going decant of manuscripts and muniments.

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