Currently we have both electronic and manual. Our patrons seem to like the electronic system. We have our system through NOS (National Office Systems). I really haven't had any major problems with the system. We have a maintenance agreement through them and they are usually here the day we make the request. The POC that I have is Denise Cruz and here contact info is

Denise Cruz
Account Manager
National Office Systems, Inc.

Cell: 410-365-8184
Office: 301-840-6264 

Very Respectfully

Ken Myers
Branch Head, Technical Information Center
Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division
Code 1033


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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [FEDLIB] Compact shelving : Electronic vs. manual

Good afternoon,


The current compact/space saver shelving in my library needs to be replaced because parts will soon be obsolete. The current system is electronic and could be upgraded, but I may have to go with manual due to pricing of a maintenance agreement.


.         For those with compact shelving, have any of you moved from electronic space saver shelving to manual assist? 

.         What issues have you encountered? Pros and cons of each? 

.         Those with manual assist shelving, have you had any maintenance issues? How often is maintenance needed?

.         Any lighting issues using the manual shelves? My current system has light built-in which comes on when a section is being used. The manual system doesn't have lighting which would require installation of lights over the shelving.


I would appreciate any input from my colleagues on this issue - thanks in advance!






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