This Space Wanted: How Four Academic Medical Libraries and One Joint Storage Facility Converted Libraries from Materials Warehouses to Usable Spaces Chapter uri icon


  • Purpose The use of high-density remote storage facilities helps alleviate competing space needs in academic medical libraries while they continue to support core services and supply service copies of resources. Methodology/approach Four academic medical libraries in the Texas A&M University System and the University of Texas System will highlight their participation in a regional collaborative storage facility using the Resource in Common (RIC) model. Findings Results will show how library services and facilities changed since moving some or all of print collections to JLF. Originality/value The RIC model has proven to be a success in recovering user space without losing access to resources.

author list (cited authors)

  • vanDuinkerken, W., Burford, N., Romano, J., Wayne, R., & Weed, J.

Book Title

  • The Future of Library Space

publication date

  • January 1, 2016 11:11 AM