Illinois Library Association Conference – Chicago Illinois – October 1, 2004 – Libramation, a leader in providing library automation equipment technology and ergonomic work environments to libraries, announced today a breakthrough in library robotic self-check technology. The introduction of the Media Bank CD/DVD self-charge unit allows patrons to browse the library's media collection, select the items of their choice, and check out their selections. A customized graphic user interface guides their search and provides step-by-step check out instructions.
Management of the collection by library staff is simplified because items are filed in modules. Each module can contain one VHS cassette or two sleeves for DVDs, CDs or game cartridges in a robotized cabinet. Media Bank is integrated with the library's collection, simple to maintain through a local area network and can be distance controlled through an easy remote control program.
“Managing a library media collection has always been a challenge,” said Doug Livsey, Libramation's new VP for US Sales. “With Media Bank, libraries can ease the workload for staff and improve access for patrons allowing them to pickup these materials any time, day or night. Media Robotics Technology comes at a particularly good time for many libraries who are adding thousands of extra CDs following a successful lawsuit with the recording industry that brings 5.5 million CDs to America's libraries.”
Once again Libramation brings the appropriate new technologies to the library community, this time through it's partnership with MediaBank. Integration with related library automation products is made possible through Libramation's commitment to standards, including adherence to the SIP2 protocol.
Libramation is positioned as a leader in library automation equipment technology and ergonomic work environments. We take pride in knowing that our systems and service are continually evolving to meet the needs and expectations of our clients.
With offices in California and now Utah, Libramation continues to expand its sales and marketing efforts in the United States. Libramation headquarters is in Edmonton Alberta Canada and has a sister company, Kno-Tech, the Netherlands. The company's contemporary and functional automation products have progressed from front of the house Easy-Check units, to automated return and sorting systems, and our latest, the Lib-Chip RFID Library and Self Check solutions.
Libramation systems are use at libraries in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and throughout Canada.