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Monday, March 09, 2009

Moving a library

The BRE fire research library has been relocated to The University of Edinburgh. The library consists of more than 1300 box files containing countless books, papers and reports which were in danger of being lost. They were moved by a team from the FireGroup who travelled by truck to BRE at the end of February 2009.

After a shaky start, involving calling the AA from Biggar petrol station due to a broken fuel cap, the 10 hour drive went well. All the boxes were packed in an evening and the following day the team returned to Edinburgh.

The library now resides up three flights of stairs on 48 bookcases, which were constructed by members of the FireGroup. The files now await scanning so they can be made publicly available.

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