On the move from Pretoria to Cape Town: case studies at the National Library of South Africa

DRIJFHOUT, Douwe (2017) On the move from Pretoria to Cape Town: case studies at the National Library of South Africa. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session 170 - Preservation and Conservation with Rare Books and Special Collections.

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On the move from Pretoria to Cape Town: case studies at the National Library of South Africa

At both campuses of the National Library of South Africa library moves were undertaken in 2006, 2008 and 2015. Another move is planned to take place in 2017. In 2006 the newspaper collection was moved to storage at Cape Town Airport Industria. In 2008 the whole library at Pretoria Campus was moved from two sites to a new building. Towards the end of 2015 new premises were leased for off-site storage at Cape Town Campus. Approximately 8 300 meters of stock were moved consisting of Africana, periodicals, official publications and news clippings. In April 2017 the Cape Town Campus will again move its newspaper collection from Airport Industria to off-site storage in the Cape Town CBD. The role of contractors will be discussed ranging from official removal companies to transport contractors and outsourced storage with daily deliveries. A progress report will be presented on the move that is planned to start in April 2017.

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