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ERIC Number: EJ890693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Getting a "Decent Sort": Key Considerations when Planning for AMH
Canty, Adrienne Brown
Computers in Libraries, v30 n6 p12-14, 16-18 Jul-Aug 2010
In 2008 and 2009, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), where the author works as an information professional, completed a $6 million CDN (about $5.7 million) RFID conversion project with the installation of automated check-in and sorting equipment at six of its 17 service points. The sorters currently handle about 55% of EPL's system's total check-in volume. The author and her colleagues realized early on that installing automated materials handling (AMH) equipment at every branch would not be practical or financially feasible. They also realized that effective planning for sorters required more than simplistic measures of space and circulation volume. In this article, the author shares lessons learned in installing automated check-in and sorting equipment and developing EPL's decision-making models. She discusses key considerations when planning for AMH.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Edmonton)