Robots in the Library: Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems

Walters, L., Fesmire, T., & Smith, G. A. (2014, April). Robots in the library: Automated storage & retrieval systems [Conference session]. Computers in Libraries Conference, Washington, DC.

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While ASRS (automated storage and retrieval system) installations in libraries are not new, Liberty University’s was distinctive on several fronts: The ASRS vendor had no previous experience in libraries; the library aggressively chose to store some 70% of its main library collection in the ASRS; bins with books were preloaded as construction progressed, allowing for rapid ingestion into the ASRS and subsequent launch of regular retrieval; and the ASRS is a technological showpiece of the new library building. The speakers look at the planning, collection analysis, software development, loading and ingestion, and ILS management.

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