New York City: “Fashion Institute of Technology’s Library Gets a Makeover”
From The NY Times:
[The] sleek $3.6 million renovation designed by Samuel Anderson Architects and unveiled in the fall. Sparc [ Special Collections and College Archives] was expanded from 3,500 square feet to 6,100 square feet and now has a 1,000-square-foot mechanical room.
New compact shelving, which provides more storage space and climate-controlled storage with sliding steel shelves, allow for better protection of rare and in some cases fragile fashion documents and prototypes.
For inspiration, Ms. [Karen] Trivette [the archivist and special collections librarian at FIT] visited the Morgan Library & Museum, the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library at the Whitney Museum of American Art (particularly to see its new storage spaces), the Museum of Modern Art Library, Museum of the City of New York and the Brooklyn Museum of Art Library.
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Direct to Gladys Marcus Library Web Site, LibGuides, and Library Renovation Info Page
Direct to Special Collections and College Archives Web Site
Direct to Marcus Library Videos (via YouTube)
Direct to Digital Collections via SPARC Connect
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