Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

May 31, 2013

SirsiDynix SirsiDynix and Bibliotheca reaffirm Global Strategic Alliance. SirsiDynix and Bibliotheca reaffirmed their intent to extend and strengthen their global strategic partnership. Working together, the two companies continue to win the business of some of the largest and most demanding RFID projects in the world. The most recent of these includes Halifax Public Libraries and Northern Ireland Library Service. [Full Announcement].

June 12, 2012

Bibliotheca Newport News Public Library System invests in RFID technology. Bibliotheca announced that it will be working with Newport News Public Library System in Virginia after being appointed to undertake a three-year installation project, fully equipping the System’s libraries with RFID technology and Automated Materials Handling solutions. [Full Announcement].

May 29, 2012

Bibliotheca Prestigious grammar school becomes first UK school to install Bibliotheca RFID system. Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School based in Lincolnshire, UK, became the first school to install a range of RFID and self-service products offered by Bibliotheca, leading the way for the use of this technology in the UK schooling market. [Full Announcement].

March 4, 2012

Bibliotheca Ottawa Public Library opts for RFID. Bibliotheca announced it is working with the Ottawa Public Library to help bring RFID technology – including provision of all tags and conversion services in the year ahead, and much of the equipment for the first branch to switch to RFID – to North America’s largest bilingual (French and English) library system. OPL serves almost one million residents and provides access to a collection of more than 2.3 million items across 33 branches and two bookmobiles. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2011

EnvisionWare Green Gold Library system Selects EnvisionWare for RFID. EnvisionWare announced that Green Gold Library System in Louisiana has selected EnvisionWare as their RFID provider. This is an expansion of their existing EnvisionWare services, which include EnvisionWare’s computer and print management solutions, PC Reservation and LPT:One. [Full Announcement].

June 21, 2011

EnvisionWare EnvisionWare to demonstrate ISO-28560 encoding at ALA. As the NISO working group prepares to meet and respond to feedback about the Draft NISO Revised Recommended Practice for RFID in U.S. Libraries, EnvisionWare prepares for release of a new RFID Encoding and Tag Query Solution. [Full Announcement].

June 1, 2011

SMARTRAC NV. SMARTRAC Surpasses Production Milestone of 200 Million Library Labels. SMARTRAC N.V., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID transponders, announces that the company has produced and shipped more than 200 million labels for libraries and media management. The company also announced that SMARTRAC Investment B.V., a 100 percent subsidiary of SMARTRAC N.V., took an interest of some 20 percent in RFID Technologie B.V. in the amount of EUR 20 million as an opportunity to develop new products and applications. [Full Announcement].

January 13, 2011

Bibliotheca North Scituate Public Library to Install Bibliotheca RFID Solutions: Small Rhode Island library meets circulation demands with RFID. Bibliothec announced that North Scituate Public Library, Rhode Island, will be implementing Bibliotheca BiblioChip RFID labels as well as staff and security solutions. After completing renovations, the library plans to go live with Bibliotheca solutions in the September 2011 time frame. North Scituate is a member of the Ocean State Libraries consortium and will be the second public library in the state to adopt RFID technology. [Full Announcement].

December 20, 2010

Bibliotheca Berkeley Public Library selects Bibliotheca RFID Solutions. Bibliotheca announced that Berkeley Public Library (California) will be outfitting its five branches with RFID tags, staff stations and security gates. The library will be phasing in the Bibliotheca RFID project in concert with its Branch Improvement Program. Implementation is estimated to take six to eight months. Additional plans include installation of automated material handling solutions in 2011. [Full Announcement].

November 24, 2010

Convergent Software Limited. Convergent Software launches software that conforms to ISO 28560-2 RFID for Library Standard. Convergent Software announces that it is launching a range of software products for the library community. These meet the new conformance requirements recently announced on the RFID for Libraries Support website. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2010

Integrated Technology Group. ITG Awarded Fullerton Public Library Contract for Full RFID Library Automation. The Fullerton Public Library in California selected Integrated Technology Group as its supplier for a full RFID implementation, bringing advanced materials flow and management technology with security to its main branch. All of the equipment and technology upgrades are part of a major library expansion and renovation that began June, 2010 and will continue until June, 2011. The FPL renovation is a result of Redevelopment Bond Funds that are part of the City of Fullerton’s Public Works projects that have been planned for several years. [Full Announcement].

October 26, 2010

3M Library Systems Libraries continue to choose 3M RFID Solutions. 3M Library Systems announced the Vestavia Hills Public Library in Birmingham, Alabama and the Wethersfield Public Library in Hartford, Connecticut and have chosen 3M library solutions to meet the demands in their communities and better service their patrons. [Full Announcement].

September 29, 2010

Axiell Rudersdal og Allerød Biblioteker vælger RFID løsning fra Axiell/Bibliotheca A/S. Efter et stort fælles EU-Udbud på en ny RFID baseret selvbetjeningsløsning er det med stor glæde, at vi kan fortælle, at Axiell/Bibliotheca A/S vandt udbuddet. [Full Announcement].

September 21, 2010

3M Library Systems Two Libraries Choose 3M Solutions. 3M Library Systems announced that the Haverhill Public Library in Massachusetts and the Ela Public Library in Lake Zurich, Illinois have chosen 3M library solutions to meet the demands in their communities and better service their patrons. [Full Announcement].

August 25, 2010

Bibliotheca Bibliotheca Expands U.S. Service and Support with Pitney Bowes. Bibliotheca announced a collaboration with Pitney Bowes to expand the company's geographical coverage and expert resources for serving library customers throughout the U.S. Providing coverage in every zip code nationwide, Pitney Bowes’s high-tech customer service professionals will be trained and certified by Bibliotheca to provide installation, on-site repair and maintenance, and technical support to Bibliotheca's growing RFID customer base. [Full Announcement].

August 12, 2010

Bibliotheca Martin Co. Library System invests in Bibliotheca RFID. Bibliotheca announced that the Martin County Library System in Florida has invested in a range of the company's RFID solutions for libraries. MCLS has purchased and will install the Bibliotheca products by the end of the third quarter 2010 at its Peter and Julie Cummings Branch. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2010

Tech Logic Tech Logic Introduces uTagIT. Libraries converting their collection from barcode labels to RFID tags now have a portable, convenient, and cost effective solution: Tech Logic’s new uTagIT tagging system. Simplify the tagging process with uTagIT. Tech Logic’s uTagIT is a portable, compact solution for libraries, meeting their on-demand RFID tagging needs. The uTagIT system provides the convenience and ease of use to encode barcode numbers onto RFID tags. The uTagIT system streamlines the conversion process, allowing library staff to efficiently tag the library’s entire collection. [Full Announcement].

August 4, 2010

Tech Logic Eastern Illinois University Textbook Rental Implements Tech Logic RFID Technology. Eastern Illinois University’s new Textbook Rental Building has installed Tech Logic’s UltraSort system and RFID self check equipment. Eastern Illinois University is one of just a handful of universities in the nation that allows students to rent rather than purchase their textbooks each semester, which can amount to thousands of dollars in savings for students over four years. EIU implemented eight self check-out stations with Tech Logic’s CircIT software that are integrated into the circulation desk in the library. These self check-out stations are also equipped with Tech Logic’s Smart Bins, which are mounted under the counter with a cutout for return. Students have the option of using the hands-free book return or the self check-out station to return books. [Full Announcement].

Integrated Technology Group. ITG Performs First US Installations of Dialoc ID Hybrid EM/RFID Security Gates. The Integrated Technology Group, the preferred North American partner of Dutch electronics manufacturer Dialoc ID, has performed the first U.S. installations of Dialoc’s EM/RFID Hybrid DiaMond loss prevention security system. ITG technicians installed Diamond security gates at the Benning Neighborhood Library and Northwest One Neighborhood Library branches, two of the 28-branch District of Columbia Public Library system. Additional DiaMond gate installations are scheduled for four more DCPL branches in the fall. [Full Announcement].

July 27, 2010

Libramation. Lloydminster Library chooses Libramation Inc. for RFID system. Lloydminster Public Library awarded a contract to Libramation Inc. for a full RFID system. Lloydminster will be phasing in their installation starting with tagging using Libramation Book and Media tags and Libramation’s Kameleon dual corridor entrance security gates. Circulation will be enhanced using two Lib-Chip SCOT Self Check units with Libramation Circulation desks to follow in fall of 2010, as well as check-in and basic sortation using a three bin ACT-Sort by end of the year. [Full Announcement].