Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving, A Customizable Reference Library Storage Solution
A growing biopharmaceutical company with more than 300 employees, needed to consolidate several reference libraries into a new centrally located information center on its campus. In addition, the company needed to provide enough space for a five-year expansion of its growing reference book and periodical collection. A Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving System was able to meet all of their requirements for their reference library storage. The electronic mobile shelving provided the company with a space-efficient storage solution for the existing and future library materials.
Biopharmaceutical Company’s Reference Library Storage Problems
As the biopharmaceutical company grew, so did the need for more reference library storage. The number of researchers also grew within many different departments and small reference libraries began to sprout all over the campus. The collection and staff was fragmented into six non-contiguous research locations, which made it difficult for researchers to quickly find the information they needed.
The company provided a space in the center of campus that was conveniently located to consolidate and house the information; however, it was limited in size and had to store an immense amount of material including periodicals, journals, books, and other media. The Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving System provided the company an opportunity to create a user-friendly reference library that would be able to store all of their information.
Customized Mobile Shelving System for Reference Library Storage
The Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving System was customized so that it could meet all of the biopharmaceutical company’s reference library storage needs. The mobile shelving is used for a half-height reference book shelf and counter area. In addition, display shelves inside of the mobile system are used to exhibit current issues of more than 130 active journal subscriptions. Drawers were also incorporated into the electronic mobile shelving system to store slide presentations.
Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving System Safety Features
In addition to storing all of the reference library’s information materials, the company needed to make sure the storage system they chose was safe enough for 24 hour a day access. The Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving System moves with just the touch of a button and has multiple infrared sensors to detect when people or items are in the shelving aisles (watch electronic mobile shelving system safety features video).
Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving System Provides a Fast ROI
Had the company invested in traditional static shelving instead of the electronic mobile shelving, they would have only had room for one year of growth before they ran out of room again. With the Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving System, the company projects that they will have at least five years of growth and the system can be reconfigured when their needs change in the future. Also, the company didn’t have to construct a new building for the reference library storage, which saved on new construction costs. Between these two factors, the Programmable Electronic Mobile Shelving System was able to provide an extremely fast ROI.
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