Anyone who has been involved in a Library collection move or shift understands the importance of an accurate plan. Although not a frequent occurrence, a library collection move or shift will shape your library's collection for many years to come.

 

Until recently, planning was done by hand and, since no library had a full-time move administrator, planning was often done by recruits. They spent hundreds of overtime hours calculating and sketching maps. Now, The Shelf Space Manager software tool simplifies this collection move planning process by:

 

  • Charting the Optimum Growth for a Collection
  • Drawing Precise Maps Illustrating the Exact Location of Each Title in a Periodical Collection
  • Creating Easy-to-follow Shelf Labels Showing the Beginning and End of Each Schedule in a Book Collection
  • Experimenting with Different Shelving Arrangements

 

The Shelf Space Manager uses the power of the personal computer to turn weeks of collection move charting and planning into minutes. It allows a library to tailor its collection to fit any shelving arrangement while:

  • Assuring freedom from mathematical errors.
  • Compensating for mistakes instantaneously, even during the move.
  • Providing your movers with an easy-to-follow outline showing them exactly where to place library materials.

The Shelf Space Manager saves time and money while eliminating the hassles involved in planning a library collection move or shift.


The Shelf Space Manager version 3.0 - output

The Shelf Space Manager (SSM) is the only software specifically designed to help libraries plan for shelf space requirements, and produce maps to be used during a move or book shift.

If your planning for a new building, expanding your existing shelving, moving to a new location, or shifting books to more evenly distribute space in your current shelving, SSM will plan these events for you with speed and accuracy. It will print a map of collection materials that looks something like this.

 

Stack: 1
----------------------------------------------------- Shelf 1 ------------------------------------------------
AAAS OBSERVER - 10.00
A.A.N.A. JOURNAL - 10.00
AAOHN JOURNAL - 15.00

----------------------------------------------------- Shelf 2 -------------------------------------------------
AAOHN JOURNAL - 3.00
ABDOMINAL SURGERY - 7.00
ABSTRACTS OF THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE AMERICAN ... - 17.60
ABSTRACTS OF THE SOCIETY OF NEUROSCIENCE - 7.40

---------------------------------------------------- Shelf 3 -------------------------------------------------
ABSTRACTS OF THE SOCIETY OF NEUROSCIENCE - 21.20
ACADEMIC MEDICINE - 13.80

---------------------------------------------------- Shelf 4 -------------------------------------------------
ACADEMIC PSYCHIATRY - 10.00
ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN CANCER RESEARCH - 6.00
ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA BELGICA - 12.00
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


This tells you how much space that each title will consume on each shelf including growth space. This example was measured in inches but you can also use feet or meters. The program works well for both periodicals and books. Once you have generated a map, you can tape a page to each stack and your movers will know exactly where to place materials. Crews can start anywhere in the shelving arrangement.

 

System Requirements: MS-Windows version 3.0 or higher; Hard Disk Drive with 1MB available;

 

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The Shelf Space Manager version 3.0

This is an image of The Shelf Space Manager's main screen. For a typical move or shift, you enter information about your shelving, then collection information and SSM will tell you how that collection fits into the given shelving.


System Requirements:

  • Version 3.0 -- IBM PC or Compatible, MS-Windows version 3.0 or higher; Hard Disk Drive with 1MB available.
  • Version 2.0 -- IBM PC or Compatible; MS-DOS; Hard disk recommended.

Pricing:

  • Single User License: $599.00 US
  • Multi-Library licensing and special pricing is available.


Download Evaluation Copy of the Shelf Space Manager

Thanks for your interest in the Shelf Space Manager. The Shelf Space Manager is the only software program specifically designed to help librarians allocate shelf space. This program allows you to project shelving requirements, experiment with different shelving arrangements, and print optimized maps of your collection that show you exactly where your materials should be shelved.

 

Instructions

This self extracting archive, ssmeval.exe, contains the Shelf Space Manager evaluation program, license agreement and documentation. Save this file into a new folder on your computer, run the program ssmeval, then run the setup program that is extracted from that. If you have questions or problems, please contact:

 

John Moore
Advanced Automation, Inc.
tel: 770-448-5400 x101, 800-942-4043 x101
fax: 770-582-1192
For email, please contact us
 

This evaluation program is a full functioning copy of the Shelf Space Manager except that it only works with the collection survey files provided. The full manual is also included (ManualV3rev10b.doc) in Microsoft Word format. Please read through this so that you will get the most from your evaluation.

 

Pricing:
Single User License: $599.00 US
Multi-Library licensing and special pricing is available.

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