Friday, September 2, 2011

Green Gold Library System Selects EnvisionWare for RFID

Kathryn Spier-Miller

Green Gold Library System Selects EnvisionWare for RFID

Atlanta, GA, September 1, 2011 – EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self service and library efficiency solutions, announced today that Green Gold Library System in Louisiana has selected EnvisionWare as their RFID provider. This is an expansion of their existing EnvisionWare services, which include EnvisionWare’s computer and print management solutions, PC Reservation® and LPT:One™.

Green Gold Library System, which circulates approximately 2.5 million items per year, includes eleven parish libraries: Bienville Parish, Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, Claiborne Parish, DeSoto Parish, Grant Parish, Lincoln Parish, Natchitoches Parish, Sabine Parish, Webster Parish, and Winn Parish. 

“The decision to select EnvisionWare for RFID was unanimous,” said Ron Heezen, director of the Green Gold System and executive director of Shreve Memorial Library. “The company has an outstanding reputation for customer service and a track record of solid technology solutions. We visited with EnvisionWare customers throughout the country, and their seamless and efficient RFID implementations were just what we ‘envisioned’ for our own libraries.”

Caddo Parish, which includes Shreve Memorial Library and twenty-one branch locations, and Bossier Parish, which includes eight branch locations, are the first of the libraries to move forward on the EnvisionWare RFID contract. Installation will include RFID tags and conversion stations, self-service circulation, inventory management, and automated materials handling (AMH). 

As part of their review process, Shreve utilized a proprietary ROI modeling system to determine if RFID was right for them. The library also identified and implemented alternative revenue streams, like the PeoplePlus program, to help offset the costs for such library innovations.  PeoplePlus, which is accessible through the library’s home page, is a discount card program for prescriptions, dental and vision care, and other health-care costs. The library receives a portion of the revenue generated through the program, while providing the community with an alternative to the rising cost of health care.

“During these tough economic times, the library needs to operate as cost-effectively as possible, while still providing outstanding service to our community,” said Heezen. “RFID enables us to increase efficiencies on the back end, so that we can focus on providing outstanding resources and support to our community.”

“Our team is dedicated to making certain our products and customer service are the best in the industry,” said EnvisionWare Vice President Mike Monk. “We could not have asked for better references from our customers, and are thrilled that Green Gold has selected us as the RFID provider of choice for their system.”

About EnvisionWareEnvisionWare is a leading provider of self-service and library-efficiency solutions. Today, over ten thousand libraries use EnvisionWare products to enrich their service offerings and to empower their customers to do more for themselves. EnvisionWare offers twenty-two systems, including PC Reservation® computer management, LPT:One™ print management, and OneStop™ for self-service circulation. For more information about EnvisionWare, visit

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