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of the order picker. Custom magnets have been installed at the end of aisles to automatically slow down the order picker before
entering the main thoroughfare of the facility. The shelving vendor is Morgan Marshall of Chicago Heights, Illinois. The
Raymond order pickers were purchased from Arbor Material Handling, Inc. in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
The four modules will collectively house approximately 7 million volumes or book volume equivalents. Items are sorted by size,
both width and height and stored in trays made from acid-free cardboard to prevent deterioration of items. Trays are stored on
appropriately-sized shelves to achieve the highest storage density. Trays are manufactured by Temple Inland Packaging
Company, Binghamton, New York. ReCAP has 16 different size trays. Items at ReCAP are not arranged in call number order,
but are shelved according to size. For book collections, this means each book's physical size dictates where it gets shelved, not its
subject matter or author. All items must arrive at ReCAP barcoded, clean, and either in good condition or in an appropriate
preservation container. Since access to items stored at ReCAP is exclusively through bar code identification, adequate records to
identify items by other means must be created and maintained by and at the owning library.
January 2, 2002.
Staff consists of an Executive Director, Supervisors, an Administrative Assistant and 10 Processing Assistants. Staff are full time
Princeton University employees.
Hours and Directions
ReCAP service hours are Monday to Friday, 7:45 am to 8:00 pm.
Princeton University holiday schedule.
Directions to ReCAP
Virtual tour of ReCAP
Links to other shelving facilities
For Additional Information:
or contact Eileen Henthorne, Executive Director, 609-258-1517 or Orla Mejia, Administrative Assistant, 609-258-7622.