White Bear Lake, MN -- August 23, 2013. Tech Logic is proud to announce the successful implementation of Tech Logic's RFID technology in a Joint-Use Library. A collaborative effort was made with our long standing customer, Virginia Beach Public Library, and one of our newest customers, Tidewater Community College Library, to make this innovative project a success.
"For this project to be successful, we needed to allow these two library systems to continue operating their respective Integrated Library Systems, and also make all circulation transactions seamless," said Tom Loy, Solutions Specialist at Tech Logic.
Both library systems continue to use completely different ILS's; SirsiDynix at Virginia Beach Public Library, and ExLibris at Tidewater Community College. Tech Logic software manages all check-in and check-out transactions, using a custom "connector" software interface. This is the first time that an RFID company has made self-checkout work with a public and academic library, using two different ILS's.
The grand opening of the new library on August 17th drew thousands of visitors.
"The response has been wonderful. The city has seen a very large influx in patrons, both people coming in to renew expired library cards and brand new patrons," said Sarah Greene, Coordinator of Technology and Library Operations at Tidewater Community College.
Ms. Greene also said the ILS connector between the two libraries is seamless, "Patrons think it's amazing that they can walk up to our self-check-out and check out items from both libraries, with either library card."
The new joint-use-library, which is located at Tidewater Community College's beach campus, is over 124,000 square feet. The library also has Tech Logic's 7-bin UltraSort and RFID Self-Check products.
Founded in 1997, Tech Logic exclusively serves libraries with their patented advantages in Automated Material Handling systems, Self Check-In and Self-Check-Out software, and MediaSurfer, the kiosk that lends iPads. For further information and services, visit www.tech-logic.com or call 800-494-9330.