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May 31, 2013

(SirsiDynix) 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.

June 12, 2012

(Bibliotheca) 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.

May 29, 2012

(Bibliotheca) 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.

March 4, 2012

(Bibliotheca) 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.

September 1, 2011

(EnvisionWare) 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.

June 21, 2011

(EnvisionWare) 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.

June 1, 2011

(SMARTRAC NV) 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.

January 13, 2011

(Bibliotheca) 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.

December 20, 2010

(Bibliotheca) 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.

November 24, 2010

(Convergent Software Limited) 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.

November 9, 2010

(Integrated Technology Group) 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.

October 26, 2010

(3M Library Systems) 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.

September 29, 2010

(Axiell) 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.

September 21, 2010

(3M Library Systems) 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.

August 25, 2010

(Bibliotheca) 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.

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