[WEB4LIB] request: Propero server needs estimate

Dan Lester dan at riverofdata.com
Thu Sep 5 10:26:36 EDT 2002

These figures may be of some use to you, even though they're not from

At present our ILLiad folder of PDF files for ILL patrons contains 145
PDFs, taking up 227MB.  Though this is a slow time of the year with
the semester just starting, I don't think we've ever gone over 1GB,
and definitely never over 2GB.

Our Docutek EReserve system currently has 900 PDF files occupying

We worried about the storage issues, but they just don't seem to be a
problem.  I imagine it is because we're used to thinking of PDFs as
"big and slow" when we're downloading them over a dialup line.  But in
terms of server space, it isn't a problem, at least for us.

Wednesday, September 4, 2002, 2:10:24 PM, you wrote:

EO> I've posted to the Prospero list, but I thought I'd try to widen the net 
EO> a bit.

EO> We are soon to begin using Prospero, and we're trying to determine
EO> how much space it will need on the server. For a small academic 
EO> library, has anyone ever determined how much hard disk space all 
EO> those .pdfs occupy during peak ILL usage times? 1Gb? 10?

EO> Please send responses directly to me (elena_omalley at emerson.edu).

EO> Thanks much,
EO> Elena O'Malley                      
EO> Emerson College Library
EO> 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
EO> Elena_OMalley at emerson.edu
EO> library.emerson.edu

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