Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Smart Moves at Dunedin Public Libraries

Smart Moves at Dunedin Public Libraries Set to Speed Up Checkout


Dunedin (Tuesday, 29 April 2014) – May sees dramatic changes at all Dunedin Public Libraries as new technology is implemented to improve service standards for customers.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) will be in place in each of the City’s Public Libraries from May 2014. RFID will bring a much faster, more efficient means of checking out Library items, and should mean that customers will have far less time standing in queues.

Each Library building will be fitted with new self-checkout desks which offer a range of service improvements, including:

• The ability to checkout multiple items at once

• The option to pay fees/fines at the self-check machines by EFTPOS/coins

• DVD unlockers so customers can issue DVDs themselves without the need to queue for a member of staff

• A facility to email checkout receipts , minimising waste paper

This is a significant change for customers, so Library staff will be on-hand to assist with the initial transition to the new system.

Along with the new self-checkout equipment inside the libraries, Mosgiel and City Libraries will also have new technology for their out-of-hours returns slots, which will enable customers to receive a receipt for returns and have returned items removed from their Library accounts instantly. The new returns slots have the advantage of being able to detect Library items electronically, so they will only open for returned items – offering greater security from vandalism for the Library collection.

As well as the many advantages offered to customers, the new RFID system will also mean that the Libraries can manage collections more efficiently.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news