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Update on Special Collections move – 18th April 2011

April 18, 2011

Here are the key points from last week’s decant activity (week commencing 11th April 2011):

Rare Books

  • Throughput for rare books: 5,087 volumes re-shelved 
  • Collections moved: Dudley (started, completed), Hamilton (started, completed), Hollis (started, completed), Leslie (started, completed), Scot (started, completed), Wedderburn (started, completed), Queen Anne (started, completed), Mackay (started, completed),  Various Strong Room folio, reserve folio (started, in progress), Hay Fleming (started, in progress)


  • Manuscripts stats: The decant of manuscripts from the Strong Room is on-going. The decant of the main run of manuscripts is nearing completion, with projected completion this week.

Our decant status (as at 18th April 2011) and this week’s areas of focus:

  • On-going decant of rare books.
  • On-going decant of manuscripts.

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