bibliotheca-ITG (part of the bibliotheca Group) has been selected by the Pickaway County District Public Library (PCDPL) in Circleville, Ohio, to provide Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Automated Materials Handling (AMH) solutions for its newly re-designed library facility to help enhance circulation workflows and efficiencies.
To achieve the Library’s goal of a streamlined workflow and enhanced patron service, PCDPL initiated a rigorous evaluation of the benefits of RFID and the leading vendors in the industry in order to gain a specific product mix that would provide the greatest Return on Investment. “Our Library was looking for more than just a vendor, and we realized that a partner was vital to ensuring the success of the system,” said James Guenther, Director of Pickaway County District Library. “bibliotheca-ITG, who we identified as a leader in the field of library RFID technology, understands that form is equally as important as function, and presented us with multiple options that best suited our new Library, our staff, and, of course, our patrons. After months of interviews, demos, and a meticulous Request for Proposal process, we determined that bibliotheca ITG offered superlative RFID and AMH configuration and design.”
Installation of the system has begun in October, and will include multiple self-service units, security gates, RFID labels, and two materials handling (sorter) solutions for both interior and exterior item return. Not only will patrons realise an immediate uptake in service and material circulation, but staff will additionally have more time to focus on important tasks.
“bibliotheca-ITG is dedicated to the libraries that it serves,” said Shai Robkin, President of bibliotheca’s US operation. “We look forward to providing the Pickaway County District Public Library with a turnkey system that exceeds all expectations of the Library’s staff, its patrons, and the community as a whole.”
Construction of he Library’s existing building, which was expanded to include a teen center, computer lab, meeting rooms, and a larger children’s area, was recently completed in May 2011.
More information available at www.pickawaylib.org
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