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DCiB provides sustainability and data solution for Oxford University’s GLAM division

Author : Andrew Wreford, Rittal UK

03 May 2022

Oxford University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums division (GLAM) holds over 21 million objects, specimens and printed items, constituting one of the largest and most significant collections in the world.

Faced with the challenges of increased data demand, the Museum of Natural History – one of the museums within GLAM – wanted to upgrade its IT infrastructure to house core network switches, responsible for running the services. A major rewiring project was undertaken to improve significantly the data connectivity for computers, phones and next-generation devices. 
The wiring presented a challenge in itself, as the historically significant listed building was not best designed to accommodate the space for conventional hardware. This required ingenious methods to work with the fabric of the building.

Read the full article in the May issue of DPA


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