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Keystone Systems, Inc.

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8016 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, 27612
United States
Phone: 919-782-1143
Web site:

Resource Management Products (ILS or LSP)

Executive Leadership

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Kay Holloman
Chief Executive Officer
photo of Dave Holloman
Dave Holloman
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James Burts
Executive Vice President

Company Ownership

Keystone Systems is privately owned by its founders

Personnel employed

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News Announcements

January 2001. Illinois libraries converted to a statewide KLAS network. Keystone Systems announced that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service and its six sub-regional libraries throughout the State of Illinois. The cooperation among the regional and sub-regional libraries involves less duplication of effort, allowing the sub-regional libraries to concentrate on serving the patrons more effectively.

January 2001. Keystone integrates library automation with warehouse materials management. Keystone Systems, Inc. is announced that it has successfully integrated its KLAS (Keystone Library Automation System) software with a state-of-the-art computer-controlled warehouse storage and retrieval system manufactured by Diamond Phoenix. The KLAS Carousel Storage interface allows quick, easy and accurate pulling of materials for library patrons. It also speeds the return to storage when items are checked back in. The first library to implement this interface was the New Mexico Talking Book Library in Santa Fe, NM.

August 2000. Palm Beach County Public Library System Chooses KLAS for Talking Books. Keystone Systems announced that the Palm Beach County Library System has selected KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, for their Talking Books Library.

August 2000. Karen L. Odean to receive Alexander J. Skrzypek award from ILA. Karen L. Odean, Director of the Talking Book Center of Northwest Illinois, was recently selected as the 2000 recipient of the Alexander J. Skrzypek Award.

April, 2000. Broward County Talking Book Library converts to KLAS!. Keystone Systems announced that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed in the Broward County Talking Book Library, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

September 1999. Florida Network of Talking Book Libraries featured in the NLS Quarterly. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Quarterly Newsletter has published a very informative and complimentary article about the Florida network of talking book libraries. This cover story reports how the various participating libraries use the system to improve patron services.

September 1999. Oklahoma Library converts to KLAS in Record Time!. Keystone Systems announces that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

June 14, 1999. Lee County Talking Book Library Outsources KLAS Operations. Keystone Systems announced that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Lee County Talking Book Library (LCTBL) as the new library automation system.

June 1, 1999. Indiana Educational Resource Center (IERC) implements KLAS from Keystone Systems. Keystone Systems, a leading producer of library automation systems, is proud to announce that KLAS, the Keystone Library Automation System, has been installed at the Indiana Educational Resource Center (IERC) at the Indiana School for the Blind in Indianapolis, Indiana. The IERC converted to KLAS version 5.7 from an extremely complex manual card catalogue system. Staff uses the existing desktop LAN workstations to connect to KLAS. The KLAS modules installed are Catalogue Management, Circulation Control, Holdings Management, Equipment Services, and Patron Services with the enhanced Patron Order Processing function.

May 5, 1999. Virginia Division for the Visually Handicapped Library and Resource Center joins the KLAS Family. The Virginia Division for the Visually Handicapped Library and Resource Center (LRC) installed KLAS version 5.7. The LRC circulates books, materials and equipment to all eligible visually handicapped school children throughout the state. They also provide services to adult patrons in the statewide low-vision program.

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Corporate Chronology

1983 Keystone Systems, Inc. founded

Annual Accomplishments Statements

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2021 Keystone Systems, Inc. Accomplishments Narrative

2021 was a year of challenges and successes for Keystone Systems and our staff. We entered the year with the hope of having our staff return to working in the office, but the reality of COVID meant we continued working remotely. Now that we’ve all been working from home for nearly two years, our eventual return to the office will in all likelihood not be full-time. We also chose to reassess our planned in-person KLAS Users’ Conference, and move it to being fully online for the first time. This pivot required the work of many of our staff and users, but it resulted in our largest Users’ Conference ever, with an attendance of nearly 300 KLAS Users from across the country. This last year also presented the opportunity for us to redesign our dedicated users’ community website ( with a more modern, responsive design while still offering the accessibility, functionality, and depth of information Keystone’s customers expect. We continued to improve Duplication on Demand to make it as reliable, customizable, and powerful as our customers require, while providing training and support for our National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS LBPD) partner libraries as they undertake this massive transition in their service model. Most recently, we’ve undertaken an integration project with the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), which will allow KLAS IRC customers to submit orders to their system while keeping the catalog of accessible educational materials produced by APH up to date in KLAS.

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