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Chicago State University Automated Storage and Retrieval System

Chicago State University Automated Storage and Retrieval System
Chicago State University Automated Storage and Retrieval System

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Chicago State University Automated Storage and Retrieval System
Affiliated Library
Chicago State University
Chicago State University
DescriptionThe library has an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS or ARS) called ROVER (Retrieval Online Via Electronic Robot), and users will notice a major change in the way they retrieve materials from the library. Library staff members have placed about 80% of the library collections (including all of the bound periodicals, Black Studies publications, archive materials, microforms, audio-video materials such as music CDs, DVDs, films, tapes, etc., and most of the older books (those published before 1991) into ROVER, which saves a lot of shelving spaces for students study and other public use. In addition, ASRS automatically delivers requested items of collections by two mini-load storage/retrieval machines (SRM Robot) for circulation, which efficiently and conveniently serves the library users. All of the materials in ROVER will be searched, selected, and requested by the users through using the library online public access cataloging system; then, their selected “Request” will be automatically transferred to ASRS. The users go to the library Circulation Desk to pick up their requested materials, without going to the shelves of library stacks to look for their selections.
Contact Name: Leathea Williams
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Address: 9501 South M. L. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60628 United States
Postal code: 60628
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Year opened: 2006
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Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemDematic ASRS
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Operational Details
Harvard Model? Does the facility generally follow the "Harvard Model"?
Materials placed in trays? Are most materials placed in trays?
Materials placed on shelves? Are most materials placed directly onto shelving?
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Movable Shelving? Does the facility use movable shelving?
Robotics? Is robotic equipment used for placement and retrieval?
Operated lifts? Are manually driven lifts or used for placement and retrieval?
Shelved by Call Numbers? Materials shelved according to library-assigned call numbers?
Shelved by size? Materials shelved according to size categories?
Archival HVAC? Facility monitors and manages temperature and humidity?
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In Library? Is the repository located inside a library?
Remote? Is the repository located remotely from the library it serves?
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