MARION, OH -- March 29, 2011. Library Automation Technologies (LAT) is pleased to announce that Marion Public Library, a leader and innovator processing on average over 50,000 checkouts per month, has gone live with a successful implementation of the largest LAT-Stena installation in Ohio. This system provides efficient and error-free handling of almost 8000 optical media items, which with high media circulation rate in the library, translates into support of circulation over 20,000 CDs, DVDs, BluRay's, PS2 and Audio Books.
"The LAT-Stena storage system keeps our AV materials safe, organized, and easily accessible," says Kim Volenik. "Theft of our DVDs no longer exists! Our patrons, young and old, are intrigued by the system and how it works. Considering the options for AV materials in libraries, this was our number one choice."
"We are delighted at the effect that LAT-Stena had at Marion Public Library on both the staff, operations and even patrons who are in awe as they see disks being dispensed," said Oleg Boyarsky, President and CEO of LAT. "LAT-Stena is a ‘game-changing' technology, and this is yet another example of it."
Despite recent cuts in library budgets, the demand for new and easily accessible optical media content (books, movies, music, games) has been steadily growing in the libraries throughout the country and abroad. LAT-Stena is a unique, flexible system designed to maximize security, while simplifying staff handling of dispensing this media to the public. Infinitely expandable to support any capacity media collection, LAT-Stena works on existing circulation desk computers, and allows multiple staff simultaneous access to the massive media-store that LAT-Stena offers. With the new multi-server architecture, LAT-Stena can now support over 500,000 items in raw capacity across multiple servers.
To read the new case study and find out more about LAT-Stena system, visit: http://www.latcorp.com/LAT_Stena.htm
About LAT Inc.
Library Automation Technologies Inc., (LAT) founded in 2001 has installations in hundreds of libraries throughout the United States. LAT's innovation earned the firm the coveted "#1 Fastest Growing in South Jersey, 2005" by the Philadelphia Business Journal, as well as a "Finalist in the Family Business of the Year, 2006" award presented by Farleigh Dickinson College. LAT further continues its growth expanding into automation by delivering media dispensing line of products solely dedicated to library operations.