THE LIBRARIES OF MALMÖ, SWEDEN, ARE DELIGHTED TO BE WORKING WITH LYNGSOE SYSTEMS TO COMBINE BEST PRACTICE FROM THE WORLD OF LOGISTICS WITH LIBRARY DATA AND PROCESSES USING IMMS™.
[AARS, DENMARK] – Lyngsoe Systems is pleased to announce that the (Public) Libraries of Malmö have become the first institution in Sweden to select Lyngsoe Systems’ Intelligent Material Management System™ (IMMS™). The Libraries will integrate IMMS™ with their Sierra Library Management System from Innovative
Interfaces Inc., a ProQuest Company. With new libraries on the horizon, there is a wellworked out plan for expansion – in Malmö City the libraries are invested in, prioritized and cherished. IMMS™ complements Sierra and creates an unprecedented level of transparency in the material flow. Utilizing the latest tools for data collection, material management and logistics, items can be floated according to specific profiles to the branches requiring it, without risking depleted or overflowing shelves in other areas of the system, greatly enhancing the number of different titles available for the patrons. IMMS™ greatly increases the quality of data and empowers the staff to make evidence-based decisions. IMMS™ also helps prevent and/or detect handling errors and supplies accurate and detailed
reports on item use and placements.
The Libraries of Malmö consist of the Main City Library and twelve branches. They are well-known for new ways to offer lifelong learning and entertainment in a multicultural Malmö. You will find 500,000 media, with books in over 50 different languages, magazines and newspapers from all over the World, films, video games and audio books.
Since 2017 the thirteen libraries are gathered in the same organization – The Libraries of Malmö – under the Culture Committee. The organization prides itself on being curious and fearless while balancing the challenges of society with brave culture and new technology. It is renowned for its author stage that draws international superstars and the innovative work with children and young people as well as bridging the digital divide and welcoming newly arrived with language cafés. The Libraries of Malmö was the first large library system in Sweden to be LGBT-certified, dedicated to being inclusive and participation-driven.
Lyngsoe Systems’ Library unit aims to release librarian power by offering logistics solutions for improved patron service. IMMS™ automatically reports the media as returned to the library management system, where all data resides. The integrated scanners in the inductions read the RFID tags and/or bar codes on the media, and the software determines the appropriate material category (e.g. novels), before sending the media on to the sorter. The sorter conveys the media to the chute/destination as defined by the library staff in the control software.
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