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Sarasota County Opens New Shannon Staub Public/Academic Library with Tech Logic AMH and RFID Workflow Tools
By / November 29, 2017 / Categories: #News #RFID #SCO #Library Openings #AMH

In partnership with Sarasota County Public Library, Tech Logic completed the installation of a nine-bin Automated Materials Handling system at the new Shannon Staub Public Library located on the campus of Suncoast Technical College in North Port, Fl. The library selected a Tech Logic UltraSort™ AMH featuring both internal and external drive-up "throw and go" book drops, ergonomic SmartBins™, and built-in fire suppression as well as a complete suite of RFID workflow tools and CircIT™ self-checkout stations... 

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Brookline Gate Install
By / November 27, 2017 / Categories: #News #RFID

We’re showing some shots of a gates install at the Public Library of Brookline in Massachusetts as documentary interest. Installing gates requires the means to provide connection, proper placement and post install testing. We had major help from Callan Bignoli Assistant Library Director for Technology at the Public Library of Brookline and the Village of Brookline IT folks...

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Prescott Valley Security Gate Install
By / November 27, 2017 / Categories: #News #RFID

PEEEAAACE! (and love!) Here’s Prescott Valley Public Library Circulation Supervisor Casey Van Haren (L) and Teen Librarian Shelbie Marks showing off their new Tech Logic Gates. At bottom is a much loved member of the Tech Logic family, Scott Elwood, as Casey put it “Working late into the night.” ...

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Sarasota Fl Grand Opening
By / November 27, 2017 / Categories: #News #AMH #SCO #RFID #Library Openings

Sarabeth Kalajian, the insightful and erudite Director of the Sarasota County Library System discusses planning and collaboration when implementing Tech Logic Automated Materials Handling, self-check and RFID - the most responsible choice a library can make. Tech Logic - Built By Librarians.

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A Beautiful Deployment, A Beautiful Library, But Also a Beautiful Concept
By Steve Hanulec / August 24, 2017 / Categories: #News #AMH #Library Openings #RFID

Salt Lake County Library has deployed a 7-bin Tech Logic UltraSort sorting system in its West Jordan branch. It features all the components that make UltraSort the top choice for a positive patron experience with fast “Throw and Go” induction and no confusing interface — but there’s another feature that we know drives higher patron use of the sorter that doesn’t always get implemented: placing it behind glass so patrons can see it work. MORE... 

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Tech Logic Unveils New, Enhanced CircIT™ FLEX Interface for Self-checkout at ALA Chicago
By admin / June 23, 2017 / Categories: #SCO #RFID #News

Tech Logic, inventors of Automated Materials Handling for libraries, and a leading provider of both RFID and barcode-based self-checkout, announced today the release of a new, enhanced CircIT™ FLEX self-checkout user interface design. The new CircIT™ FLEX interface is available to all new and existing customer libraries on their hardware choice of standalone touchscreen kiosk, desktop kiosk, patented staff-monitored "Combo" station, and even as software for library-supplied hardware.

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

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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Tech Logic Introduces FLEX Desktop
By / February 23, 2017 / Categories: #SCO #RFID #News

In 2015, Tech Logic introduced the CircIT Flex, a free standing self-checkout system for library materials. The product, using Tech Logic’s patented CircIT software, allows for patrons to check out items on their own, allowing library staff more time to accomplish more pressing issues. In 2017, Tech Logic introduced the newest member of the Flex family, the Flex Desktop...

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

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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Libraries: 10 Ways to Improve Shelf Management Results
By Gretchen Freeman / March 25, 2016 / Categories: #RFID #AMH

[Part of a series of posts encouraging libraries to “Expect More” from their technologies and to squeeze all the value they deserve from every technology they implement.]

All too often, public libraries are caught up in thinking that they “should” be doing inventory of their collection but simply can’t afford the time and effort it requires. Let it go! If the goal is to improve your catalog’s accuracy and relieve the frustration of shelf searches for missing items, shift the paradigm instead to shelf management. Shelf management relies on frequent scanning of the collection with a handheld RFID wand wirelessly connected in real time to the ILS (note: the method requires RFID tags in all materials). A single pass of the shelves flags any exception statuses (trace, lost, missing, claimed returned, still checked out, in transit, etc.) while improving the accuracy of your online catalog.

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

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 #News

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: #RFID #AMH #SCO

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 Introduces CircIT Kiosk
By Tech Logic / January 28, 2015 / Categories: #News #SCO #AMH #RFID

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(November 14th, 2014)

Tech Logic Corporation has released its latest innovation, the CircIT Kiosk.

The cleverly designed Self-Checkout Kiosks are Tech Logic’s reliable problem solvers, helping patrons resolve potential issues through the self-checkout process.

Kiosk comes with a number of option sets and is highly customizable; barcode, RFID, printer, credit card payment, etc.

In addition, choose one of our stock vinyl-wrapped exterior designs, or custom-design your own to match your library’s decór.

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