Video: A Look at a Proposed $26M State University Library Storage Facility in Florida
The plan is to have a single storage facility where all of the state’s university libraries can send books to store and share with other libraries across Florida.
The $26 million high density storage facility will be in Gainesville – connected to a similar one that is already full.
The deans of Florida’s university libraries have been planning a mutual facility since 2007.
The Florida Board of Governors approved the budget request in February and now it’s in the hands of legislators.
“If legislators approve funding, construction will start this August which means the facility could be ready as early as next November.”
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.