Pleidelsheim, 15.09.2006: Next year, LIB-IT GmbH – specialists in the areas of Data Management, Enterprise Information Man-agement Systems, Library and Portal Software – will equip the municipal libraries in the Austrian city of Linz with LIBERO Li-brary Software. LIB-IT will be acting as a partner with 3M Aus-tria, who won the contract to equip the libraries with RFID and library software. The main focus of the project, RFID (Radio Fre-quency Identification), is a technology allowing automatic identi-fication and localisation of the existing 300.000 media, and thus represents a further improvement in library services. The inte-gration of numerous interfaces, such as e.g. ePayment, empha-sises the leading role of Linz in providing innovative software projects for the benefit of its citizens.
LIB-IT GmbH will install LIBERO in the Linz Central Library and its twelve branch libraries. LIBERO is a fully integrated and RFID-compatible Library Management System which, in combination with the 3M SelfCheck Systems, will allow a wider range of Self-Service functions for the library users. The application provides simplified ac-count checking, easier reservation of media as well as an ePayment link and an improved telephone service.
The use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) allows the auto-matic wireless identification and localisation of media, provides users with improved self-checking facilities, e.g. the return of items outside opening hours, and permits easy monitoring of "rotating" library stocks. These items "wander" through the various branch libraries and are thus more accessible for library users.
LIBERO, the modern Library-Management Tool from the IT special-ists in Southern Germany, covers not only all aspects of library activi-ties and their accompanying business procedures, but also provides further advantages – such as a common address pool – due to inter-faces with the program of courses offered by the Linz Adult Educa-tion Centre.
LIB-IT GmbH will supply 70 licences for the City, Adult Education and Administration Libraries in Linz, and also provide services in the areas of Training, Consulting, Installation, Data Conversion and Inter-face Programming. The background of the project is the planned re-location of the Linz City Library to the new "Wissensturm" ("Knowl-edge Tower") in August 2007.
The LIB-IT GmbH was founded in April 1996 with the aim of offering innovative system solutions for the storage and searching of structured and unstructured data by the use of modern object-oriented database technology. The company is actively engaged in the areas of Data Management, Enterprise Information Manage-ment Systems, Library and Portal Software for both public and private-sector customers.