Civica Library and Learning (Civica) and Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems (Bibliotheca) have signed a global Memorandum of Understanding covering technology development and commercial collaboration of the Civica UHF and the Bibliotheca HF RFID systems for public libraries, specialist libraries and academic libraries. This collaboration will be additional to the ongoing independent research and development of the two companies.
Civica and Bibliotheca will collaborate on the technology development of their respective RFID-enabled library solutions enabling tight integration into the Civica Spydus suite of library solutions. The tight integration with the Civica Spydus solutions will eliminate the use of unwieldy interface protocols and will realise significantly higher levels of efficiency, speed and automation opportunities for library customers as well as the possibility for closer integration into external solutions such as finance management.
Bibliotheca and Civica will both be able to offer UHF and HF RFID Library Systems providing libraries with enhanced efficiency, productivity gains and flexibility. This provides libraries with increased choice and performance over comparable RFID-enabled library solutions currently on offer.
Civica, a world leading library solution provider, has over 1600 library installations globally providing a range of library automation solutions from software through technology managed services to full library outsourcing solutions.
Bibliotheca is the European leader and number two in the world for innovative RFID Library Systems with over 580 installations globally.