A Mile of Shelves

‘Ulu‘ulu is pleased to announce the completion of our vault with its newly installed Spacesaver High Density Eclipse Powered Mobile System.

As Hawai‘i’s official state archive for moving images, our mission is to preserve, protect, and make accessible our state’s moving image heritage that is recorded on the tens of thousands of videotapes and motion picture film reels in our care. Our Spacesaver System is currently the largest powered mobile system in the state of Hawai‘i with over 5,189 linear filing feet, or as we like to call it – a mile of shelves!

Along with the temperature and humidity controlled environment and waterless fire suppression system in our vault, the new shelving ensures that we can fulfill our mission and provide secure, safe and efficient long-term storage of our archival collections.

This major effort was a five-year project that began in 2010 with initial consultation and design, followed by technical specifications and procurement and finally the delivery, installation and staff training in May of 2015.

Chancellor Fist Bumps Janel for job well done

Several people who worked with us on this project deserve special mahalo: ACM System’s fiscal officers; UH West O‘ahu’s Facilities; and especially the entire team at The Systemcenter, Inc. who worked diligently, professionally, and cleanly each day to make sure that not only was the installation completed on time but also two weeks ahead of schedule.

Our Spacesaver System is truly a state-of-the-art campus showcase, beautifully designed and engineered, and we are all extremely proud of it!

Here’s a timelapse video of the ‘Ulu‘ulu vault construction, enjoy!

 

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