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Robots in the Library: Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems
Computers in Libraries (2014)
  • Lowell Walters, Liberty University
  • Thomas W Fesmire, Liberty University
  • Gregory A Smith, Liberty University
While ASRS (automated storage and retrieval system) installations in libraries are not new, Liberty University’s was distinctive on several fronts: The ASRS vendor had no previous experience in libraries; the library aggressively chose to store some 70% of its main library collection in the ASRS; bins with books were preloaded as construction progressed, allowing for rapid ingestion into the ASRS and subsequent launch of regular retrieval; and the ASRS is a technological showpiece of the new library building. The speakers look at the planning, collection analysis, software development, loading and ingestion, and ILS management.
  • automated storage/retrieval systems,
  • academic libraries,
  • Jerry Falwell Library,
  • Liberty University
Publication Date
April 9, 2014
Citation Information
Lowell Walters, Thomas W Fesmire and Gregory A Smith. "Robots in the Library: Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems" Computers in Libraries (2014)
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