The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library

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As university libraries everywhere digitize their collections and move their books to off-site storage, the University of Chicago is bucking the trend with the construction of the new Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, which will house over 3.5 million volumes. University of Chicago library director Judith Nadler reveals the vision, design, and logistics behind the Helmut Jahn–designed, state-of-the-art facility. She is joined by Randal C. Picker, law professor at University of Chicago, who considers the relationship between the physical book and its electronic version from a legal perspective. Together they discuss the library’s embrace of a digital future in which the commitment to the conservation of printed materials remains strong. Tours of Mansueto’s underground, mechanized book retrieval system are ticketed separately.

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    1. 1. The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library Judith Nadler & Randal C. Picker
    2. 2. <ul><li>The Case </li></ul><ul><li>The Vision </li></ul><ul><li>The Impact </li></ul>The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library
    3. 3. <ul><li>Campus Libraries are “functionally full” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Print collection continues to grow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inadequate space for new Library programs and services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology-equipped spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training and workshop spaces </li></ul></ul>The Case
    4. 4. <ul><li>Digitization: making print collections obsolete? </li></ul><ul><li>Service: delayed vs. real-time collection access? </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on existing library buildings </li></ul><ul><li>… and Cost? </li></ul>The Case
    5. 5. <ul><li>On-site addition or off-site building? </li></ul><ul><li>If on-site, importance of harmony with campus aesthetic? </li></ul><ul><li>Book storage: open or closed stacks? </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation and conservation of collections </li></ul>The Case OR
    6. 6. The Vision
    7. 7. <ul><li>Above-ground facility with compact shelving </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid construct: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>above-ground compact shelving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>underground high-density shelving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Underground high-density shelving </li></ul>The Vision
    8. 8. The Vision <ul><li>240 ft x 120 ft x 3.5 stories high </li></ul>
    9. 9. Below Ground Storage Facility <ul><ul><li>3.5 million volume capacity in high-density automated shelving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total campus capacity: 10+ million volumes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Humidity and temperature controlled for optimal preservation environment </li></ul><ul><li>Slurry wall construction and pumps with emergency backup to prevent water damage </li></ul>
    10. 10. Bin and Shelf Rack Storage <ul><ul><li>24,000 bins: 10”, 12” and 15” heights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Content: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print journals available online (either full-text or abstract) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversize and other non-standard items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Collections materials </li></ul></ul>1,200 shelf racks: 3’x5’x6’
    11. 11. Reading Room, Circulation Service Center, Preservation & Conservation
    12. 12. Impact
    13. 13. Impact: Architectural Harmony
    14. 14. Impact: Campus Aesthetic
    15. 15. Impact: Abundant Storage
    16. 16. Impact: Efficient Retrieval
    17. 17. Impact: Facilitating Research
    18. 18. Impact: Exquisite Reading Space
    19. 19. Impact: Exquisite Reading Space
    20. 20. Impact: Exquisite Reading Space
    21. 21. Impact: Conserving Materials
    22. 22. Impact: Preservation-Quality Digitization
    23. 23. Impact: Preservation-Quality Digitization
    24. 24. A Pathway to the Future
    25. 25. Chicago Humanities Festival October 23, 2011 Joe and Rika Mansueto Library: The Best of Both Worlds Randal C. Picker Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law The Law School The University of Chicago 773.702.0864/r-picker@uchicago.edu Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker. All Rights Reserved.
    26. 26. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker The New Book Mediation
    27. 27. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker
    28. 28. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker
    29. 29. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker
    30. 30. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker Changes to Service. We may modify, suspend, or discontinue the Service, in whole or in part, at any time.
    31. 31. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker “ The Software will provide Amazon with data about your Kindle and its interaction with the Service … ”
    32. 32. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker “… may be stored on servers that are located outside the country in which you live. Any information we receive is subject to the Amazon.com privacy notice located at www.amazon.com/privacy.”
    33. 33. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker NYT, 17 July 2009
    34. 34. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker Amazon Patent App., 2 July 2009
    35. 35. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker The Digital Library
    36. 36. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker “ Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
    37. 37. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker NYT, 8 Oct 2004
    38. 38. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker
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    44. 44. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker AG Complaint, 20 Sept 2005
    45. 45. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker Settlement, 28 Oct 2008
    46. 46. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker Chin Opinion, 22 Mar 2011
    47. 47. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker 12 Sept 2011
    48. 48. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker Google Blog, 18 Oct 2011
    49. 49. November 8, 2011 Copyright © 2011 Randal C. Picker
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