The SIP2-interface for the connection of automatic self-issue machines is a long-standing component of the LIBERO software, and the interface was enhanced at the beginning of 2005 to permit the connection of media return and sorting equipment.
The return of books outside of library business hours (Bookdrop) now becomes feasible, coupled with a reduction in workload for the return desks – naturally while still taking into account all relevant borrowing charges and other member-relevant parameters. Furthermore, the automatic sorting of media according to library requirements (branch, magazine, reserved items etc.) is no longer a problem.
In line with existing maintenance contracts, this modification as with all other software enhancements will be supplied free of charge to all LIBERO customers with the next LIBERO-Release.