"The Berkeley Public Library is seeking a vendor to provide services, software and hardware related to the provision of a self-check technology system, staff assisted circulation functions (check-in and check-out), materials security and automated materials handling system to be implemented at all five locations.
Vendors are invited to submit a proposal for one or more of these services, software and equipment or a complete system that will replace the current Checkpoint/3M library system.
In 2008, 3M Library Systems became the exclusive reseller and maintenance provider for the CheckPoint — Intelligent Library System. Because 3M will not submit the required City of Berkeley — Nuclear Free Disclosure Form, the Library must seek an alternate vendor who is compliant with all City of Berkeley contract requirements. The Library has received a 2-year waiver from the City of Berkeley to continue working with 3M while seeking an alternative. In 2009, the Library began exploring options for continuing to maintain the existing system with a different vendor, but has not found this to be a viable option."
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