Northwestern University Library Boxing Protocol

Stephanie Gowler, Susan Russick

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At Northwestern University Library the collections are changing. More objects are being acquired and curators want them to be interfiled with the books and papers on the shelf. Housings are also changing as new products are available and are being used in new ways. Unfortunately, the library building, with structurally integrated shelves that can’t be moved, is not changing.

This situation has led us to develop a boxing protocol which takes into account the object needs, storage location, use and marking. While neither the protocol nor the boxes produced are groundbreaking, considering these factors before beginning a project has resulted in safe, easy to manage and versatile housings for the collection.

Also presented it at STASH Flash, AIC Annual Meeting in Miami, May 2015.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalStorage Techniques for Art Science & History Collections
StatePublished - 2016


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