Saturday, October 4, 2014
Physical expansions are natural; no matter how well you store your items, shelves and racks will eventually get full. Taking out some items may not be a viable solution for museums, however. Before considering an expansion, make sure you've exhausted all museum storage options. For instance, have you considered versatile mobile shelving? This system consists of rows of shelves that can be moved either manually with the crank of a lever or the push of a button. When not in use, the shelves can be packed together to maximize storage space. Limiting open rows to one at a time helps maintain maximized use.
Friday, October 3, 2014
In April, shoppers at a discount store in New York were buried under piles of merchandise after an overstocked shelf triggered a cascading effect. Eight people were rushed to the hospital for serious injuries. The damage was so severe, other unharmed shoppers even wondered whether or not an earthquake hit the city. Nevertheless, various reports described it as such. Safety officials reiterate the importance of proper shelving in the workplace. This doesn't just include buying sturdy industrial shelving in Los Angeles but also knowing where and how to place it, what items it can hold, and how it can be safely moved or expanded. Every industry that requires storage solutions, not just retail, should know these things.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Huge libraries like the Boston Public Library keep and display millions of books in their shelves. With this large number, it’s not surprising to find some books that have been long damaged to such an extent that they can no longer be used. Library custodians tend to dispose them to give way for newer and more relevant volumes.
However, there are many other factors that influence custodians’ decision to dispose of books. Besides the damage, it could also be that the library is simply running out of efficient space to store all the literature in. Space issues, ultimately, can be attributed to poor space management.