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The largest installation of RFID technologies in libraries in the Czech Republic

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At the end of 2018 our company won a public contract entitled “Purchase of RFID Technology for the Municipal Library in Prague”. The contract included delivery and installation of a solution to simplify the processes of borrowings and returns of any documents or medias and their security at 40 branches of the largest municipal library in the country. Last year, the first part of the order was completed – more than 300 RFID workstations were delivered and installed, 40 self-service selfchecks for borrowings and returns of documents, 40 security gateways, a return machine for books with a sorting line, Smart Bookshelf for automated book returning, RFID chips etc.

This large and significant installation continues in 2020, when another RFID devices will be installed. RFID is a modern technology with very practical features and it is a useful tool for library users and staff alike. Thanks to RFID installation, librarians have more time to communicate with readers and for other activities.

The Municipal Library in Prague made a video for its readers about how easy self-service borrowing works. Look at it!


The Christmas holidays

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Dear customers,

Christmas holidays are a time when we all desire to be with our loved ones and to spend special moments together. We too, would like to spend this time with our families, therefore the normal operation of the company will end on Friday, 20 December 2019. From Monday 23 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020, a company-wide holiday will take place. We will be available again from Monday January 6, 2020.

In case of emergency call +420 724 242 250.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


We know the deadline for the ARL 2020 seminar!

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Dear customers, when planning your next year’s events and activities, book May 6 – 7, 2020 for the traditional ARL SEMINAR! This time we invite you to Holic and Hodonin. More detailed information will be gradually specified. We look forward to you!


Počítačová bezpečnost pohledem tvůrců KIS

Computer security from the perspective of KIS creators

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Is it necessary to take account of computer security in libraries when their resources should be available to the general public? What risks are there in place for IT security? What needs to be set up in the library-information system in connection with GDPR? Answers to these questions can be found in the article of our colleagues in the current issue of Slovak ITLib magazine Information Technology and Libraries. We are bringing you its electronic form.

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Historicky první Knižnicou roku na Slovensku je Mestská knižnica mesta Piešťany

Historically, the first title ‘Library of the Year’ in Slovakia was acquired by the Municipal Library of Piešťany

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From time to time everyone needs to hear that he or she is doing a good job. And when praise and words of recognition are pronounced not only by the members of the target groups, but also from the top state officials, it is evidence, that the chosen path was right. The director of the Municipal Library of Piešťany Ing. Margita Galová heard very positive words from the Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic Ľubica Laššáková at the end of June 2019, when she took over the title “Library of the Year 2018” in the category Municipal Library. This is the first-ever award of its kind in Slovakia.

The library was awarded this title mainly due to successful building, acquisition, professional processing and protection of the universal library collection and satisfying of cultural, information, educational and rehabilitation needs of users of all age and social groups. The jury also took into account the fact that the library held 718 events in 2018.

We are pleased that the Municipal Library of Piešťany is using ARL information system extended by the module “Digital Chronicle“, which is called the “Calendar of Events” in the library. It is used for creation, registration, accessing and archiving of events organized by the library. Adding digital objects (invitations, photos, videos, chats, etc.) to the articles describing events is “Digital Chronicle” giving a thorough view of the events. The module also enables several practical outputs concerning the frequency of events, attendance, participation of specific persons or organizations, sponsors, etc. In printed form it can also serve as a real “chronicle”.
CONGRATULATIONS AND WE WISH THE LIBRARY A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM AND ENERGY FOR FURTHER WORK!


Happy Easter!

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We wish you nice and pleasant spring holidays!


SVK Prešov has a return machine

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One of the installations of RFID technologies, that we implemented last year, was the return machine at the State Scientific Library in Prešov. Its readers are therefore not limited by the opening hours of the library and can return the borrowed documents 24 hours a day. The return machine is very helpful for librarians too – the device is linked to a grading line that automatically sorts books according to library requirements. For more information see here.


PF 2019

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Dear customers, supporters and friends of the company,

we would like to wish you and your loved ones a beautiful and peaceful Christmas filled with joy, love and tolerance.

In the new year 2019 let you serve your health, you are happy, in short, everything works well!

Workers of Cosmotron Bohemia & Slovakia


Slovak national authorities involved

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In recent days, the Slovak National Library has allowed access to national authorities through the Z39.50 protocol. We have already involved the authorities for our Slovak customers.
If any of our Czech customers would be interested in using Slovak national authorities too, just contact a service representative, who will provide the access. Thank you.


Mysterious stories in Hodonin

“Mysterious stories” in Hodonín

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czech Republic, the literary and art competition of the school collectives “Mysterious stories” took place in City Library in Hodonín. Our company was very happy to support this event and give games, art supplies and other material gifts to winners. The prize-giving ceremony will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 5:30 pm in the City Library.


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Events / conferences

Citakon 2020

25. 3. 2020

Time: 9 - 17 h.

ARL seminar

6. 5. 2020 - 7. 5. 2020

INFOS 2020

11. 5. 2020 - 13. 5. 2020