Cambridge Map Department Will Be Renovated

Before and after Cambridge University Library’s Map Department is getting renovated, beginning in July 2007 and continuing for nine months thereafter. More here. The map room’s current digs, which have not been substantially altered since the 1930s, “will be redesigned to present a less cluttered, better organised environment in which readers will be more able to choose and define the space best suited to their work. In particular, more satisfactory seating will be provided for readers studying large maps and atlases, and facilities for disabled users will be enhanced. The new furniture will include modern, easy-to-use, map-safe drawers, some of which will be stacked in mobile units to maximise flat storage capacity.” Service disruptions in the meantime. Via MapHist.