Library Automation Technologies (LAT), a provider of library automation products, stated that with its new LAT-Stena, library staff can enhance their operations and streamline media circulation.
If a patron asks for any optical media, whether it’s a CD, DVD, Wii, Blu-Ray or more, library staff can utilize the features in LAT-Stena that leverage existing library ILS system to seamlessly locate the requested media, and the solution supposedly brings down disc media circulation, effectively reducing staff requirements and ensuring 100-percent security and accuracy.
Staff is simply required to scan the barcode or RFID label and discs will start popping out automatically, and they need not shuffle drawers and look on the floor for misplaced CD volumes. LAT-Stena is capable of servicing three to four patrons in the time it takes normal library staff to service just one patron.
Oleg Boyarsky, CEO at LAT commented, “Stena was designed with the library circulation in mind. In a typical day, staff will literally perform thousands of repetitive operations to get patrons their media, which is normally stored in boxes, cases or folders. Dramatic time reduction, elimination of repetitive stress injuries, efficient storage and happy, satisfied patrons are just a few of the many benefits of LAT-Stena.”
Notable features and benefits of LAT-Stena include one-click retrieval, integration into Circ-Desk operation, operability on multiple computers simultaneously, doesn't require SIP, large capacity, high speed and efficiency, and more.
LAT-Stena is stated to be was specifically designed to solve the problem of storing and dispensing media from behind the counter. The solution greatly speeds up and simplifies the whole process of keeping, refilling and circulating behind the counter optical media.
It can be extended to virtually any storage capacity limited only by users’ needs and budget.
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Edited by Braden Becker