Komo 4 News Broadcast of Olympic College Library Roof Collapse

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Title

Komo 4 News Broadcast of Olympic College Library Roof Collapse

Subject

Olympic College. Learning Resources Center--Roof Collapse
Olympic College. Library--History
Building failures
College libraries
Community Colleges--Washington (State)
Natural disasters--Washington (State)

Description

Anchors Dan Lewis and Margo Meyers and reporter Keith Eldridge report on the collapse of the Olymipc College Learning Resource Center (Library) roof after the December, 1996 snow storm. Donna Allen, then President of Olympic College, was interviewed in this video.
In December 1996 a heavy snow storm caused the roof of the Olympic College Learning Resources Center building to collapse. Much of the Reference collection was destroyed. What could be salvaged was done in one day. A crane was brought in to lift and remove sections of the roof resting on portions of the shelving and as each section was removed, staff was allowed in to box as many items as possible. Books and journals that had fallen onto the floor were already soaked and staff had to walk on them to get to the salvageable items still on shelves. Meanwhile, the basement accumulated 1-2 feet of melting snow and rain when the drains backed up yet staff went down to remove as much of the media equipment as possible. Most of the artwork hanging on the walls in the library was saved. The process of recovering contents and condemning the portion of the collapsed building occurred within one week. Working with architects and letting the bid out (twice) for the rebuilding, and doing the rebuilding took three and a half years

Creator

Komo 4 News

Date

1996

Rights

Rights Reserved. Contact Library for permissions.

Relation

Olympic College Library Roof Collapse

Format

format: video/mp4
codec: h.264 mpeg
file size: 27.4 MB
duration: 00:02:48

Type

Moving Image

Identifier


stormnewsCodech264.MP4

Date Available

1996
2015

Temporal Coverage

1996-1997

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Converted from Windows Media Format to mp4

Files

StormNewsThumbnail.jpg

Citation

Komo 4 News, “Komo 4 News Broadcast of Olympic College Library Roof Collapse,” Olympic College Libraries Digital Archives, accessed June 18, 2021, https://ocdigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/513.