BOSTON – January 15, 2010 – Bibliotheca Inc., open RFID solutions partner of choice to 450+ libraries worldwide, announced today that the company has formed a partnership with LYRASIS, the nation's largest regional membership organization that serves libraries and information professionals through more effective collaboration and cooperation among members as well as cost savings through group purchasing of products and services.
Through this partnership, LYRASIS member libraries will have easy, affordable access to the full range of Bibliotheca RFID solutions, including patron self-check stations, security gates, inventory management, automated materials handling, RFID labels and staff stations. Special membership privileges regarding Bibliotheca products are available to LYRASIS members immediately.
"The mission of LYRASIS revolves around helping members benefit the most from their collective resources," said Lamar Jackson, president and CEO of Bibliotheca Inc. "Making our leading-edge RFID products available to LYRASIS members through a single contract with exclusive benefits clearly falls within this mission. We look forward to making the implementation of customized product configurations easier and more affordable than ever for LYRASIS members nationwide."
LYRASIS libraries interested in more information on Bibliotheca systems should contact their website at www.lyrasis.com.
LYRASIS, established in 2009 by the merger of PALINET, SOLINET and NELINET, has the mission to expand education, leadership development, technology, and savings for members, while adding critical new initiatives needed for the future of the libraries represented by the three founding organizations. One of the oldest library networks in the United States, the current membership of LYRASIS includes more than 4,000 libraries and cultural heritage organizations of all types and sizes – academic, research, public, school, corporate, medical, law, and special – located in 29 states, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico and in three other countries. Currently, LYRASIS serves over half of U.S. states and welcomes new members from anywhere in the world. LYRASIS headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices in Philadelphia and Boston.
About Bibliotheca Inc.
With global headquarters in Switzerland and operations in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Bibliotheca Inc. is the second largest global provider of practical, scalable RFID solutions. Based on renowned BiblioChip technology, our RFID solutions offer unparalleled integration with ILS systems for optimal staff efficiency as well as easy-to-use, intuitive user interfaces for both patrons and staff – all with the backing of an international company that offers true global customer service and support. Call 1-800-892-5971 or visit www.bibliotheca-rfid.com for more details.