While out and about on the internet this afternoon (using one of the new computers installed overnight at the Family History Library) ol' Myrt stumbled on a this announcement from the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution's library in Washington, D. C.
"The DAR Library is excited to announce the completion of the shelving improvement project resulting in 80% more storage space in the library balconies. The shelving project is part of a greater mission to increase accessibility to books and resources in the DAR Library's collection.
Construction began in early 2006 on the library's upper balconies. Rolling bookshelves that help to increase the shelving capacity were installed on the three upper balconies. The project enabled the DAR Library to shift select materials previously located in the stacks on the main floor to the more spacious shelving in the upper balconies. In turn, the main floor has now gained more free space.
In addition, Library staff are working steadily to decrease the number of duplicate books in the collection. These steps are being made to ensure the DAR Library has space for newly published books as they become available and the collection can continue to grow at a healthy rate."
For the complete story, see: http://dar.org/library/researcher.cfm
For those of you who felt like you might topple over the edge of those balconies, this is a welcome change.
Has anyone heard what has been done with the Huguenot Society collection? Is it still in that side room upstairs?
Happy family tree climbing!
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