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RFID Tagging over Time
By Gretchen Freeman, Principal Librarian/Strategist / March 29, 2017 / Categories: #AMH #RFID #Tagging

For most libraries, the biggest hurdle to implementing RFID is the daunting task of tagging the entire collection. Some fortunate libraries can afford to outsource tagging; some libraries can close branches or an entire system to tag with existing staff. But many libraries are faced with finding an affordable long-term strategy for tagging over time. What are some of the considerations?

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Sarasota County Library Chooses Tech Logic
By / April 19, 2016 / Categories: #News #RFID #AMH #Self Checkout

Tech Logic is proud to announce its partnership with The Gulf Gate Public Library in Sarasota, FL.

This NEW Library features improved amenities such as an enhanced meeting/ study/ conference spaces and a large teen area. Other features include reading gardens, a tech lab with an increased public computer area and a children's story time room.

Technology provided by Tech Logic includes a drive-through for book and media returns, automated sorting, RFID and self-checkout solutions.

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Tech Logic's New Line of All-in-one Kiosks
By Tech Logic / August 5, 2015 / Categories: #Self Checkout #RFID #News

New, sleek kiosk designs are configurable to process barcode and RFID in the same check-out session! Tech Logic's line of easily portable, modern designs come in three configurations: freestanding, desktop and wall mounted. Models feature a convenient shelf for holding books, purses, brief cases, and more.

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New Service Takes the Pain Out of Tagging Library Collections
By Tech Logic / July 14, 2015 / Categories: #RFID #Tagging

Tech Logic now offers a service to help libraries tag collections over time, branch by branch, or all at once. 

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Benefits of AMH, RFID and SCO
By Gretchen Freeman / June 25, 2015 / Categories: #Automated Materials Handling #RFID #Self Checkout

Implementing self-checkout in public libraries has definitely reached a tipping point — there’s no reason not to offer any of a number of options. Patrons appreciate the convenience (and privacy) of self-checkout and staff time is shifted from barcode scanning to check out lines of restless patrons. 

But libraries aren’t so sure whether the benefits of adding RFID or automated sorting systems outweigh the costs. I’m convinced that the benefits are substantial for all sizes of libraries—and not only in saving staff time for other priorities but in improvements to the patron experience.

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Tagging Your Collection
By Gretchen Freeman / June 25, 2015 / Categories: #RFID

Applying RFID tags to your collection doesn’t need to be an insurmountable task if you pair the right method with the right circumstances. Start by answering a few simple questions.

  • Can you close the library for tagging—either for a short “blitz” or until tagging is completed?
  • If you can’t close the library, will you use existing staff, temporary staff or volunteers to tag? Or have tagging provided as a professional service by Tech Logic?
  • Are you moving the collection into a new space or building?
  • Is there space behind the scenes to handle A/V materials away from the shelves or bins?

With every method, be sure that returned materials are tagged before they are re-shelved into tagged sections of the library.

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Tech Logic Launches New Website
By Tech Logic / May 5, 2015 / Categories: #New Products #RFID #News #Automated Materials Handling #Self Checkout

TL’s new website is being designed to enhance customer product knowledge, and as a vehicle to share education, keeping PEOPLE FIRST in mind.

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