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State Transportation Library

Postby banshee » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:41 am

Looks like the Sanborn library is being boxed up. Is DOT shuttering the old girl?
Wonder what George would think?
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Re: state transportation library

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:47 am

I'd be shocked if they were. Maybe they're packing everything up to be sent somewhere for digitizing? It is horrendously cluttered and very, very poorly organized.

I certainly hope they're just working on a remodel or digitization project of some sort!
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Re: state transportation library

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:20 pm

News to me. I am a librarian, not at the STL. I will ask around tomorrow.
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Re: state transportation library

Postby banshee » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:35 am

Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:News to me. I am a librarian, not at the STL. I will ask around tomorrow.

Heard the librarian is being reassigned.
doesn't look good
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Re: state transportation library

Postby BostonUrbEx » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:17 pm

A MassDOT PR employee checked with some folks for me and said the library ain't goin' nowhere. There was recently some work to upgrade the lighting and update the walls. The space was also shuffled around for some recent meetings.
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Re: state transportation library

Postby Cosmo » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:52 am

BostonUrbEx wrote:A MassDOT PR employee checked with some folks for me and said the library ain't goin' nowhere. There was recently some work to upgrade the lighting and update the walls. The space was also shuffled around for some recent meetings.

YAAAAY!!! :-D
(Good to know,as I haven't gotten a chance to visit it yet.)
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Re: state transportation library

Postby Diverging Route » Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:47 am

George is smiling :)
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Re: state transportation library

Postby BigUglyCat » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:24 pm

Diverging Route wrote:George is smiling :)

He's got company. :-D
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Re: State Transportation Library

Postby WickedPissah » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:15 pm

Word is the library is actively being packed up today. I'm not sure if it's some stuff, everything or what, just that stuff is being put into boxes. I'm exhausting my resources trying to figure out what is happening. Anyone here have any info?
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Re: State Transportation Library

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:19 pm

I am a Librarian, and I reached out and emailed a few people connected with it and heard nothing back. I just took it as its the summer and people are away or busy. Summer is always a big time for projects at libraries.

I will make some calls on Monday and see what is up.
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Re: State Transportation Library

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:19 pm

First, I never could get the STL on the phone. My Messaged went unanswered.

I called around to other people who's library's are linked to the STL and they found someone there who sent back a brief email stating that they are just replacing the carpets.

Head shrug. Sorry I could not get anything else.
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Re: State Transportation Library

Postby diburning » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:37 pm

I spoke to a coworker who is the daughter of someone who used to be the senior buyer of materials at massdot. She told me that the library is gone and will not return. I was also told that parts of 10 Park Plaza including the room the library was in has been leased to Emerson College.

This article seems to agree with the info I was given.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/11/13/transportation-building-holds-interest-for-emerson/0INo9TzVu2YYLViv64lkTN/story.html?event=event25
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Re: State Transportation Library

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:23 pm

Very sad. I will be very mad if the materials were dumped.

I will ask around tomorrow at the BPL and the State House Library to see If I can find anything else out.
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Re: State Transportation Library

Postby highgreen215 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:38 pm

I sure hope the library materials reappear somewhere - I have unfinished business in researching a grandfather's career. He started with horsecars at the barn in Brookline Village and finished at the Cypress Street Car House in 1938. There's a lot of information on him yet to be discovered in that library material.
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Re: State Transportation Library

Postby BostonUrbEx » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:33 pm

The library will probably reappear in the new Transportation Building. Although, I don't think anyone knows where and when the new Transportation Building will be built just yet...
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