Move of priceless items
The University of Macau (UM) relocated to a new Hengqin campus, which has a floor area of 32,000 square metres and has the capacity to hold one million copies of books.
The client’s requirements were to move 26,000 items in total. This included 480,000 volumes of monographs and 4,000 periodical titles. Additionally, the priceless items of 12,000 volumes of old Chinese editions and 300 pieces of artwork had to be relocated.
Dedicated Crown staff
We placed a team of 3 Crown staff in MOU for one month before the physical move. This was to prepare for labelling, planning, coordination, scheduling and any other client requirements.
The team worked on a shelf by shelf location plan for all the library items.
Specialized packing solutions
We also tailor-made file cartons specifically for the library books. This was necessitated by the books needing to be laid horizontally instead of vertically in the cartons. This packing requirement was to ensure that the corners of the books were not damaged in transit.
No items were damaged or went missing during the move. The move was completed as planned and the new library opened on time in August.
A very detailed, professional and considerate plan was put into action. This is of particular note when one considers the specific requirements that pertain to a library.
During the 30-day relocation, Crown’s team provided excellent service on packing, moving and shelving and client expectations.
“The library in our new campus is expected to be reopened on 4 August. I am sure that without your great job we cannot achieve this goal. Thank you again for everything you have done for us.”
Raymond Wong, the Librarian of UM