HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – June 16, 2010 – Bibliotheca Inc., open RFID solutions partner of choice to 1,000 library locations worldwide, announced today that the Automated Library Information System (ALIS) of Nassau County, N.Y., based in Uniondale, N.Y., has selected Bibliotheca Inc. to provide a range of RFID library solutions for the 54 independent public libraries that comprise ALIS. After careful review of RFID vendors through a rigorous RFP process, Bibliotheca was selected to provide RFID hardware, tags and services to upgrade ALIS libraries' facilities and support staff. The goal of ALIS leaders and the leaders of member libraries is to improve the patron experience through more effective customer services, enhance inventory management and improve security of collections.
In May 2010, ALIS made an initial investment in RFID conversion stations, along with 1 million RFID book tags, which will be provided to six libraries taking part in the consortium's RFID pilot installations. Tagging of collections is scheduled to begin in August 2010. Pilot sites will install Bibliotheca patron self-service stations, staff stations and security gates in the fourth quarter of 2010, with these sites fully transitioned to the new Bibliotheca systems during the first quarter of 2011. Upon completion of the pilot installations, other ALIS libraries will be positioned to move forward with their own Bibliotheca RFID implementations under the ALIS contract, without having to undertake their own individual RFP projects
"The ALIS system in Nassau County is taking a clear position of leadership among consortia in its part of the U.S.," said Lamar Jackson, Bibliotheca president and CEO. "Not only are the 54 member libraries of ALIS getting outstanding technology backed by our commitment to service and support, they're able to invest in this technology through a single consortium-wide contract."
Adds Jackson, "Beginning this summer and then into the first part of 2011 and beyond, we look forward to working with the great public libraries in Nassau County to help them take their patron services and library operational efficiencies to new heights."
About the Automated Library Information System
The Automated Library Information System (ALIS) is a consortium of 54 autonomous public libraries serving communities in Nassau County, N.Y. ALIS offices are located in Uniondale, N.Y.
About Bibliotheca Inc.
With global headquarters in Switzerland and operations in the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Bibliotheca Inc. is the second-largest global provider of practical, scalable RFID solutions. Based on renowned BiblioChip technology, our RFID solutions offer unparalleled integration with ILS systems for optimal staff efficiency as well as easy-to-use, intuitive user interfaces for both patrons and staff – all with the backing of an international company that offers true global customer service and support. We've made the move to RFID smooth for 1,000+ library locations worldwide.
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