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November 20, 2020

Make smart use of your Intelligent Floating

Make smart use of your Intelligent Floating Join Innovative and Lyngsoe Systems as we discuss how the Intelligent Material Management System (IMMS™) benefits libraries. Floating collections are a good way to put items in your collection where they are needed most. However, directing items to the right location often requires extensive and time-consuming re-balancing. This is especially true in this time of COVID. Making sure your library’s collection is intelligently distributed among your locations is key to avoiding wasted resources, whether that’s items pooling where they’re not needed, or staff time spent calculating the logistics of re-balancing, or risking the health of staff by handling unnecessary paper. Lyngsoe’s IMMS™ has been directed by the needs of libraries and built by a company with extensive logistics experience. Watch on demand
September 29, 2020
Libraries of Malmö

First customer in Sweden of IMMS™

FIRST CUSTOMER IN SWEDEN OF IMMS™ – THE INTELLIGENT MATERIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM™ FROM LYNGSOE SYSTEMS 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 […]
September 16, 2020

LYNGSOE SYSTEMS AND HURRICANE COMMERCE JOIN FORCES TO ENSURE FRICTIONLESS CROSS-BORDER TRADE

LYNGSOE SYSTEMS AND HURRICANE COMMERCE JOIN FORCES TO ENSURE FRICTIONLESS CROSS-BORDER TRADE Press Release [September 2020, Aars, Denmark] – Two companies specialising in cross-border trade technologies have teamed up to help postal operators prepare for a wave of new regulations coming into force over the coming months. Among them are the implementation of ICS2 (Import Control System 2), requiring entry summary declarations on all parcels and packets entering the EU, and the EU’s VAT modernisation package and launch of the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS). Lyngsoe Systems is offering its customers Hurricane Commerce’s Zephyr data enhancement solution to complement its own Manual Imaging Capture Station (MICS), which provides a scalable solution for optimising import, customs and VAT collection. MICS removes bottlenecks by separating data entry from the physical handling of items, automates data capturing and registration, raises throughput utilising existing floorspace more effectively and lowers the cycle time of import and clearance. Hurricane’s Zephyr API enables the efficient checking and completion of cross-border shipment pre-advices. It identifies invalid descriptions, returns a status code for each imported consignment, and includes a product description, HS6 code and, if required, 8 and 10-digit import and export codes. Zephyr can process over 700 million […]
September 8, 2020

IMS temadag 2020

IMS temadag 2020 ved Vejle Bibliotekerne Gik du glip af IMS temadag 2020 og vil du gerne vide mere omkring intelligent materiale styring? Vi har optaget præsentationer fra temadagen, så du har mulighed for at høre hvordan Vejle Bibliotekerne og Næstved Bibliotek drager fordel af IMS – du kan ligeledes finde de forskellige præsentationer her.  Se optagelserne her Vejle’s præsentation Claus Broch’s præsentation Næstved’s præsentation
June 18, 2020

Opening of the new public library of Oslo, Norway – Deichman Bjørvika

Opening of the new public library of Oslo, Norway – Deichman Bjørvika Lyngsoe Systems is a proud supplier of the Lyngsoe Sortmate™ sorting system at the brand new library, Deichman Bjørvika The new public library, Deichman Bjørvika, is now open for the public of Oslo and visitors to the Norwegian Capital. The original plan was to open the library on March 28, yet due to the COVID-19 and the lockdown worldwide, the opening ceremony was rescheduled to June 18. The opening ceremony was a closed event with 200 guests but was live-streamed on Deichman Bjørvika’s Facebook page. Among the guests were H.R.H Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, the Mayor of Oslo and the Governing Mayor of Oslo.  The ambition of the library is to host over 2 million visitors each year, but due to the COVID-19, only 1000 people are allowed at the library at the same time. The Library stretches over six floors and with more than 450,000 books, the library needed a sorting system to fit these needs. The Sort Mate™ 2000 is the latest generation in the successful series of dedicated library sorters installed in hundreds of locations across the World. High speed and precise sorting enabled by robust […]
June 2, 2020

Product news: Save 10%… at least on your transport budget with Transport Optimization

​Product news: Save 10%… at least on your transport budget with Transport Optimization​ ​Making business decisions based on scattered manual scans and predicted track and trace is history now. Lyngsoe Systems has a long legacy in collecting, processing, and analyzing business-critical data for postal operators in quality measurements for the letter and e-commerce business. We are now launching a Transport Optimization solution, which takes automated-collected of tracking data to the next level. The objectives of the solution are: Save at least 10% on your transport budget and be more flexible in the daily operation Responsible use of resources to reduce CO2 emission and usage of fuel Make Business decisions based on reliable real-time data 100% automated collection of real-time location tracking data of containers With the Transport Optimization solution, we cover the processes of collecting, processing, and analyzing business-critical data. Through the usage of machine learning algorithms, we utilized the data for efficiency improvements in daily operations, as well, enabling dynamic transport planning based on the generated data. Why Transport Optimization? Looking at the postal operation, operators are facing explosive growth and high competition, but also evolving from a one-sided focus on cost alone, towards consumers expecting additional services like […]
March 6, 2020
Sacramento Public Library

Sacramento Public Library has become the first U.S. institution to opt for Lyngsoe Systems’ Intelligent Material Management System™

LYNGSOE SYSTEMS’ INTELLIGENT MATERIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM™ (IMMS) FIRST CUSTOMER IN THE UNITED STATES THE SACRAMENTO PUBLIC LIBRARY IS DELIGHTED TO BE WORKING WITH LYNGSOE SYSTEMS TO COMBINE BEST PRACTICES FROM THE WORLD OF LOGISTICS WITH LIBRARY DATA USING IMMS. [AARS, DENMARK] – Lyngsoe Systems is pleased to announce that The Sacramento Public Library has become the first U.S. institution and the first institution outside Europe to opt for Lyngsoe Systems Intelligent Material Management System™. Sacramento Public Library will integrate IMMS with their Sierra Integrated Library System from Innovative, a ProQuest Company. The Sacramento Public Library has served the people of Sacramento County for more than 150 years. While time and trends have changed the delivery of library services over the last century and a half, the library has never changed its commitment to providing those services with excellence and professionalism. Sacramento Public Library staff strive every day to exhibit the organizational values of trust, integrity, respect, and excellence, whether they are assisting a patron with a reference question, answering questions about electronic resources, vacuuming a community room, leading a toddler storytime, checking in and shelving materials, delivering a bin of requested items, recommending a great read or delivering one of […]
March 5, 2020
Lyngsoe employee

Q&A with Kenji Chilcott

Q&A with Kenji Chilcott Keep reading to learn about Kenji, who works as Associate Account Manager in the U.S.  Prior to joining Lyngsoe Systems, what did you do? I’ve had a wide variety of jobs… retail, food service, manual labor in warehouses, cold calling, inside sales… you name it. My last job was for an IoT (Internet of Things) tech startup in Colorado. The company provided internet-connected lights, and I focused on QSR (Quick Service Restaurants) aka fast food as the market I was going to penetrate. I learned the grind of a traveling salesperson and how difficult it is to get an unknown product from a tiny startup into a giant like McDonald’s. I really cut my teeth as an outside rep when I started to gain success and sold to multiple McDonalds’ Franchise Owners. I wore many hats as most do in small companies, and I gained valuable experience in working with contractors and managing projects. What has kept you interested in library services? In the world of business, it seems like nearly all decisions are economic-based. The primary goal of virtually any company is to make more money every year, the world is very cutthroat. The thought […]
February 28, 2020

Quality matters – RFID specifications from IATA​

Quality matters – RFID specifications from IATA In Airport and Airlines, the standard is the barcode and we have a quality standard that the barcode must live up to – we guess this doesn’t fill a lot in daily operation today, as it is an industry-standard. The RFID technology is still emerging there is still a lot of gray zones in an extremely competitive market. To help aviation in general to choose the right tag of good quality IATA made guides and resources available at their webpage. To guarantee read rates of more than 99% we will need the used tag to lie up to the specifications from IATA. Learn more at IATA’s website: IATA – Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) IATA bag tag fact sheet
January 21, 2020
CPH Airport

Copenhagen Airport and RFID?

Where is Copenhagen airport when we ask about Radio Frequent IDentification technology? A Thursday in December, Kim Abildgaard had the pleasure to share a lunch with Karsten Madsen, Head of Baggage Automation & Technology at Copenhagen Airport. The occasion was that Karsten had won the drawing of the headphones from our newsletter sign-up competition, and we had the pleasure to hand-over the gift – thanks to all of you who participated.  At the same time we had a conversation about RIFD and Copenhagen Airports thoughts about this. We are happy to get the opportunity to present a statement from someone who has not yet bought into the Radio Frequent Identification (RFID) technology in baggage handling and tracking.  At Copenhagen Airport, RFID technology is not yet in baggage operation, but it is not a question of if it will. Karsten Madsen tells that in any new baggage project, RFID will be part of the specification of requirements. Frankly, it is not a decision driven by themselves alone, as they need other airports to send baggage with RFID tags as well. So, when Copenhagen Airport sees RFID technology in action is uncertain, it will happen but it also depends on other airports adopting […]
December 13, 2019

New IMMS Account Manager

We are excited to introduce  Jeremy Link as our new IMMS account manager. Jeremy comes to Lyngsoe Systems with a track record of selling library software products, and by welcoming Jeremy, we further strengthen our commitment towards introducing the unique Intelligent Material Management System to even more Library customers in 2020. Jeremy says: “I look forward to working at Lyngsoe Systems, because I have the unique honor to introduce the Intelligent Material Management System™ to libraries in North America!” The Intelligent Material Management System is an advanced library logistics system which optimize the use of collections and resources. Intelligent Material Management System provides item and shelf level control for every step-in circulation and material management to intelligently distribute items to where they are required. Learn more here.
December 4, 2019
Neil Gillott, Lyngsoe Systems, North America

Q&A with Neil Gillott

Q&A with Neil Gillott Keep reading to learn about Neil, who works as senior bid and contract manager at Lyngsoe Systems.  Prior to joining Lyngsoe Systems, what did you do?Prior to Lyngsoe I was an design engineer and then Project Manager for a company called Crisplant, which then changed its name to FKI Logistex. That was great experience because i was working first hand with some of the largest names in retail, distribution, and airlines designing giant material handling systems for their operations. What has kept you interested in library services?I am lucky enough to travel around North America and speak with librarians, architects, and library visionaries about how to design the next great library. Even though we can play a small role within a massive building project, or a big role in a small project, I have often been told that the sortation system makes one of the largest impacts for staff and patrons! That is very gratifying What does a typical workday involve for you?Typical work day involves me taking specifications from the customer, and giving it to the engineers – I have people skills! All gratuitous references to the movie ‘Office Space’ aside – I get to […]
November 27, 2019
Sort Mate 2000 Sort Module (with Ergo Carts) - modular automated material handling system to benefit a public or academic library of any size

International Library Automation Perceptions Survey

The 2019 Edition of the International Library Automation Perceptions Survey The 2019 edition of the International Library Automation Perceptions Survey is underway and will be open until January 20, 2020. Please take a few minutes to respond to this important survey regarding the technologies you use in your library. This survey, now in its thirteenth annual iteration, provides an important opportunity for libraries to register their perceptions of the strategic automation products they use, organizations that provide these products, and the quality of support delivered. The survey also probes at considerations for migrating to new systems and the level of interest in open source products. While the numeric rating scales support the statistical results of the study, the narrative comments provide even more interesting insight into the current state of library automation satisfaction.  Comments will be published in the survey results, though redacted to conceal any text that might identify the individual or organization responding. Please help others in the library community who might be in the process of evaluating library automation options by responding to the survey. Any information regarding vendor performance and product quality can be helpful when making strategic decisions regarding automation alternatives. A large number of […]
November 21, 2019
Kåre Langlet, anniversary, Lyngsoe Systems

10th Anniversary of Kåre From the Library Department

10th Anniversary of Kåre On Wednesday the 20th of November, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of Kåre from our library unit. Kåre works as an area sales manager at Lyngoe Systems, and his focus is on the Danish and Norwegian markets. He has a degree in library science and has worked as a librarian at several Danish libraries – among these the Danish Royal Library and as assistant manager at Vejle Library. Fun fact: Kåre used to live in Norway for three years, where he worked as a library manager at Odda Library. Kåre has always been forward-thinking, which is why he spent his free time on selling technology for libraries while working as a librarian. His interest in library technology led to his current position at Lyngsoe Systems, where he very much proved to be forward-thinking, as he was the first to be aware of the tender for a logistic management system for library materials (i.e. IMMS). Kåre was the first person at Lyngsoe who recognized the potential of IMMS, as he saw the potential in bringing together the different business units at Lyngsoe Systems to solve this task. Lyngsoe Systems won the tender and now libraries all over […]
October 2, 2019

IMMS article in Smart Libraries Newsletter

IMMS article in Smart Libraries Newsletter In the last issues of ALA’s Smart Libraries Newsletter, Marshall Breeding writes: “This issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter features the Intelligent Material Management System (IMMS) from Lyngsoe Systems to efficiently manage library collections. This innovative product uses enriched inventory data from the library’s ILS and detailed information regarding the shelving and storage locations throughout the library system to achieve substantial savings in logistical costs. The Lyngsoe IMMS illustrates the interest by libraries in implementing technologies that can help optimize their services surrounding their print collections.”  Read full article below. Facebook Twitter Linkedin
September 25, 2019

Q&A with IMMS product owner

Q&A with IMMS product owner, Helle Lauridsen Keep reading to learn about Helle, who works as IMMS product owner at Lyngsoe Systems.  Prior to joining Lyngsoe Systems, what did you do?I have a library degree and worked for many years in academic libraries, first as Chemistry Librarian and later as head of serials acquisitions and licensing. spearheading the move to e-resources, I recognized the need for better discovery and moved to work for CSA (later ProQuest) on the development of the first discovery service. For the next ten years I worked with along with customer libraries in Europe and the Middle East developing and improving library technology, discovery and e-resource management. What has kept you interested in library services?The changes – when I started everything was paper based and I have actually learnt to catalogue books on cards.. Now we still have the print books, but like e-resources some years back the management is getting more and more electronic and it is getting much easier to manage entire collections instead of item by item. What does a typical workday involve for you?I am not sure what a typical workday is, and that is what I love about working for Lyngsoe. […]
August 31, 2019
Lyngsoe Systems’ Library Unit Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Lyngsoe Systems’ Library Unit celebrates 10th anniversary

LYNGSOE SYSTEMS’ LIBRARY UNIT CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY [Aars, Denmark, 31/08/2019] – Lyngsoe Systems, a world leader in logistic solutions across the customer supply chain, celebrates 10th anniversary of acquiring its Library Business from FKI Logistex/Crisplant. Since the acquisition in 2009, Lyngsoe Systems has been dedicated to improving library efficiency at hundreds of libraries worldwide. The Library Business Unit has grown into an internationally recognized industry leader in Automated Material Handling reaching from San Francisco to Calgary; New York to Copenhagen; Sydney to Singapore. Lyngsoe Systems’ CEO, Villads Thomsen, states: ”10 years ago we acquired the Library business and what a remarkable journey it has been! With die-hard dedication from our employees, we have managed to establish ourselves as the number #1 brand within Automated Material Handling in Libraries. All based on a deep desire to make a real difference for the hundreds of libraries and librarians that we have served globally. We truly thank them for placing their trust in us and promise to continue our relentless focus on delivering best in class products and customer support.” Lyngsoe Systems’ Library Business Unit Director, Henrik Kjeldgaard, states: “For me, it has been an amazing team to join in 2015. So much dedication, so much […]
August 15, 2019
Liverpool University Library has become the first UK institution to opt for Lyngsoe Systems' Intelligent Material Management System™

Liverpool University Library has become the first uk institution to opt for Lyngsoe Systems’ Intelligent Material Management System™

LYNGSOE SYSTEMS’ INTELLIGENT MATERIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM™ (IMMS) EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE WITH FIRST CUSTOMER IN UNITED KINGDOM The University of Liverpool Library is delighted to be working with Lyngsoe Systems to combine best practice from the world of logistics with library data using IMMS. [Aars, Denmark, 15/08/2019] – Lyngsoe Systems is pleased to announce that Liverpool University Library has become the first UK institution and the first institution outside Scandinavia to opt for Lyngsoe Systems Intelli-gent Material Management System™. The University Library will integrate IMMS with their Sierra Library Man-agement System from Innovative Interfaces Inc.At University of Liverpool, the Library plays a key role in supporting the University’s intensive research and teaching by taking a proactive path and applying the best new technology to its services. The library is constant-ly on the prowl for the next big innovation that will make its wealth of resources easier to use and access. Its approach is assertive but disciplined, adopting early only on bona fide advances: those that take finding and using information a full step ahead.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 […]
May 28, 2019
View of Library Floor in Oodi Helsinki

Helsinki City Library introduces the Lyngsoe Systems IMMS – the Machine Learning-Based Intelligent Material Management System™

Lyngsoe Systems is pleased to announce that on the 15th of May 2019 the Intelligent Material Management System™ went live across all the 37 branches of the Helsinki City Library. The Helsinki City libraries count the beautiful Oodi library in central Helsinki, a truly modern library space with room for a wide variety of user activities and a user-tailored collection of physical books. The number of visitors welcomed by Helsinki’s new central library Oodi, since the library opening in early December 2018, has exceeded 20,000 on the busiest days – twice the predicted number and in all the Helsinki City Library services circulates of almost 10 million volumes a year to their just over 600,000 users. Finns are among the world’s most enthusiastic users of public libraries – the country’s 5.5m million people borrow close to 68m books a year. The Helsinki City Library chose to implement IMMS as the first library outside Denmark, where the system was co-developed between the libraries of Aarhus and Copenhagen and Lyngsoe Systems, as the libraries wanted to increase automation in the process of managing the entire practical and logistic process around the physical book, freeing staff time and enabling the institutions to focus on […]
March 14, 2019
Helle Lauridsen - IMMS Product Owner - Lyngsoe Systems

New Product Owner

In January we welcomed Helle Lauridsen as Lyngsoes Systems’ new Product Owner of the innovative collection, space and logistics management system for Public and Academic Libraries: Intelligent Material Management System™. Helle has a long history in the library world starting out as a librarian at Aarhus University followed by an international career within integrated library systems and library content, from which she brings in knowledge and understanding from both user and provider side.  By welcoming Helle we further strengthen our commitment towards introducing the unique Intelligent Material Management System to even more Library customers in 2019.  The Intelligent Material Management System is an advanced library logistics system which optimize the use of collections and resources.  Intelligent Material Management System provides item and shelf level control for every step-in circulation and material management to intelligently distribute items to where they are required.