Thursday, June 5

10E2355: Cold Storage - Trailer

"What is the best way to store a library collection whose offsite holdings alone are mounting to ten million? What does it take to keep books at cold preserving temperatures and film reels at even colder ones?"

"The upcoming documentary Cold Storage, [by metaLAB(at)Harvard about Harvard University's book depository - ed] uncovers an ecosystem of laser scanners, UV fly zappers, cherry pickers and a mezzanine of machinery. It shows a place where books are sorted not by the methods of Dewey or those of the Library of Congress but by size."

All in a beautiful if slightly Kubrickian way...