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.
March 14, 2019

Proud to be trusted by our users

Malcolm X is quoted for “the future belongs to those who prepare for it today” and we believe investments in automation and intelligent management in libraries will help the libraries now and, in the future, to not only follow the demands, but also being those who sets a high expectation to be information specialists for patrons and a central part of local communities. Supporting that mission Lyngsoe Systems offers products to help manage the modern library and we are extremely proud to be supported of our users and receive the users own prize – Modern Library Award (MLA). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the U.S. library industry in an unbiased format. Only customers with experience with the nominated products and services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services resulting in an unbiased score. We are the proud receiver of two platinum awards at Library Works’ fourth annual Modern Library Awards.  “We are extremely happy that the library community is seeing and feeling the benefits from the products we provide. We couldn’t be prouder and will continue to deliver the high-quality standard that our customers have gotten accustomed to” says Lyngsoe Systems US […]
January 18, 2019

Patented intelligence in RFID baggage handling

Lyngsoe Systems are happy to announce a patent in the Airport and Airline business regarding the Lyngsoe Sortation Reader™. This emphasizes Lyngsoe Systems as a first mover technology wise as the patented Sortation Reader is the first of its kind to utilize advanced software algorithms to uniquely match the bag with the correct RFID baggage tag. It intelligently eliminates RFID cross-readings from other nearby RFID tags and achieving very high performance on the read rate. The Sortation Reader does not require intrusive and “difficult to install” RF shielding. When passenger satisfaction and flawless handling goes hand in hand Behind the patent is an organization Lyngsoe Systems whose purpose is to offer a specific turnkey solution, so modern airports can meet the demands in the baggage handling operation with the goal to deliver an extensive service to passengers and at the same time running a cost-effective and profitable business. Meanwhile preparation for future demands where the capacity will be pushed to the limit with an increasing number of travelers and a rising demand for accurate information about baggage. Handling the baggage is a key area in any airport where loading and transfer times represent a key factor in competing for the business. […]
January 10, 2019
Sort Mate 2000 Modern Library Awards

Library Mate™ and Sort Mate™ awarded with platinum

Lyngsoe Systems is pleased to announce that we have received two platinum awards at Library Works’ fourth annual Modern Library Awards (MLA). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. Only customers with experience with the nominated products/services in their facilities were permitted to judge the products/services resulting in an unbiased score. “We are extremely happy that the library community is seeing and feeling the benefits from the products we provide. We couldn’t be prouder and will continue to deliver the high-quality standard that our customers have gotten accustomed to” says Lyngsoe Systems US President Cory McCoy. The two awards are given to products which are well-known in installations around US and we expect to see even more of them in the years to come. The Lyngsoe Library Mate™ 2100 received its third annual platinum MLA award in a row. It’s an exterior patron return designed specifically to endure outdoor weather conditions and is easy to use for patrons while eliminating repetitive tasks for the staff. The Lyngsoe Sort Mate™ 2000, the modular sorter system also received platinum MLA award. Designed to allow for flexible adaption to any small […]
December 18, 2018

Visit from the Danish Minister of Health

Intelligent management of hospitals – the Danish Minister of Health pays Lyngsoe Systems a visit On Monday, December 17th, 2018 we had the honor of welcoming the Danish Minister of Health, Ellen Trane Nørby to Lyngsoe Systems’ Headquarters. The minister was here to learn about how tracking and localization solutions can improve logistics and efficiency at hospitals. A hospital consists of tens of thousands of daily routines and processes and is, in fact, a very complex logistics system. By attaching RFID tags to medical equipment and assets, readers in the ceiling can monitor their every move and real-time location. This significantly reduces the time staff spends on locating assets. Ellen Trane Nørby was very engaged in the subject and immediately saw the benefits of spending fewer manhours on locating equipment and make it possible to relocate more manhours to patient care. The combination of RFID tags and reading equipment makes data capturing easy and is a key component in Lyngsoe System healthcare solutions. This was demonstrated to the minister, who even tried for herself how easy it is to capture data in a hospital and automatically log the location of various assets. The minister was especially interested in the solutions […]
November 28, 2018

Queens Library Celebrates

Lyngsoe Systems joined the Queens Library at its 2018 Gala to celebrate the library’s continued success in meeting its vision of providing person intellectual growth and community cohesion in the New York borough. On October 23 Queens Library had a lot to celebrate. It has been transforming lives, one patron at a time, with its community outreach and ready access to materials and books aimed at personal enrichment and education. Part of that effort is focused in technology. The library has been enjoying the benefits of its Lyngsoe Systems Automated Material Handling (AMH) system for nearly a decade. So Lyngsoe Systems President Cory L. McCoy was on-hand for the event, as he has been for the past nine years. Over 300 people filled the main hall of Queens Museum, as the library honored four outstanding individuals whose life’s work mirrors the library’s vision. And those representing the community included a seventh grader who attributed his academic success to the library’s STACKS afterschool program and a Nigerian immigrant credited her high school equivalency diploma to the supportive staff at one of the library’s Adult Learning Centers. The district continues to serve a vibrant, informed, cohesive and empowered society; and as part […]
August 28, 2018
Aalborg Public Library supported by book sorter, IMMS and self service kiosks from Lyngsoe Systems

Intelligent System Transformed Patron Service At Aalborg Libraries

By introducing the Lyngsoe Intelligent Material Management System™, Aalborg Libraries achieved many benefits, including enhanced patron service, optimized collections and improved working efficiency. Managing one main library, 12 branches and three book-mobiles, it was challenging for Aalborg Libraries to adequately manage their floating collections. They wanted to serve their patrons more efficiently, providing a wider selection of materials across all branches. In addition, they wished to make it easier for patrons and employees to locate materials they were looking for. Finally, they were looking to enhance their overall efficiency by reducing manual labour. To ensure a faster and more efficient material flow, Aalborg Libraries charged ahead to take advantage of pioneering IT technology. They opted for the Lyngsoe Intelligent Material Management System (IMMS), which is specially designed to seamlessly manage material flows, including for floating collections. The IMMS helps to identify the precise location of materials including reservations and materials on hold, enabling faster shelving and creating visibility of how materials travel within and between library branches. The paperless system enables patrons, as well as staff, to locate shelved materials. Patrons are automatically notified about reserved materials via email or text message as soon as materials are available for pickup […]
August 28, 2018
Lyngsoe multi-level Sort Mate 2000 sorter with lifts - sorting on three floors

Denmark’s norse spirit meets technology at Gladsaxe’s Library

Lyngsoe Systems is helping the Gladsaxe Library, Denmark, embark on a new automation upgrade that will make materials sortation fast and efficient in the main library across its three floors, and four additional branches. The new solution boasts the Lyngsoe Sort Mate™ 2000 modular sorting system and the Intelligent Material Management Systems™ (IMMS) that ensure books and other material are routed to the proper location in a complex library system. Gladsaxe’s Library complex – with a main library in Buddinge and four large branches serves more than 69,000 people living in north Copenhagen. The community is a modern, business and residential center today, but it has a long and storied history originating in the Norse tradition. In fact, this busy 21st century Copenhagen suburb has a literary mention dating back to 1321, and its name Gladsaxe translates as “Shining Sword” in old Norse. The library is taking its long Norse tradition forward with an ambitious technological approach to automate its sorting system to optimize the sortation process as well as library logistics as a whole. The sorting system will be installed in the main library where the Sort Mate 2000 sorting systems will connect all three levels of the building. An […]
June 7, 2018

IATA mandates RFID in all baggage tags

The IATA has publically announced it will mandate that RFID is integrated into all baggage tags. At the “Director General’s report on the Air Transport Industry,” Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO, announced: “We’ve got one year to develop a global deployment plan that will see IATA standard RFID inlays in all baggage tags. During that time we will align our partners in the value chain—especially airports—so that we can achieve our industry’s vision to begin rolling this out from 2020.” This exciting news moves the aviation industry to the next level. IATA has proven its visionary approach to technology and has helped the industry future-proof its baggage operations. The IATA mandate has been announced so airlines can meet passengers’ expectations for real-time tracking. Implementing RFID for baggage tracking and handling not only benefits passengers with increased tracking capabilities and less mishandling, but also helps airlines and airports significantly improve their operations. Due to very high read rates, automated processes and cost-effective implementation, RFID helps increase capacity within existing baggage handling systems and significantly improves baggage processes.From June this year, IATA also mandated resolution 753, requiring most airlines to increase tracking capabilities. RFID is the most cost-effective way to comply with the new […]
May 22, 2018

Rochester Library Marks Ten Years With Automated Material Handling (AMH)

Minnesota’s Rochester Library has reached a milestone – a full decade of automated material handling with Lyngsoe Systems’ solution.  And circulation services manager Andrew Stehr speculates that the AMH system, that automatically checks in materials and sorts them to appropriate bins, has saved time daily over the past ten years; a lot of it. On a typical day, he says, about eight hours of sorting time has been eliminated. Today staff are able to use that time for valuable tasks such as outreach, working with local colleges, programming and even book repair. And the appearance of the library has changed over the past ten years too. A decade ago the library’s backroom contained a large pile of returned materials. Finding anything specific required some digging. Now the AMH automatically checks in and sorts the materials into bins, to carts and then to shelves. That means each item requires just three touches, on average, from check-in to the shelf. In addition, AMH helps prevent many of the previously three dozen to four dozen weekly disputes in which the library has no record of a returned item while a patron claimed the item was returned. Before AMH was installed, Stehr has recalled, […]