Helping you buy: Self-check systems

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This article, the second installment of CIL's (Computers in Libraries) 2005 Helping You Buy series, provides an in-depth look at library self check systems from 10 vendors. The product comparison chart will help you to quickly and easily compare products from competing vendors. All of the information on the product comparison chart came directly from the vendors. In some cases, responses were modified for brevity, clarity, or consistency. There is comprehensive vendor contact information at the end of the article to help you follow up on any products that interest you.


Charging systems (Libraries); Libraries – Equipment and supplies; Libraries – Technological aspects; Library circulation and loans


Library and Information Science


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Vaughan, J., & Fabbi, J. L. (2008). Helping you buy: Self-check systems. Computers in Libraries, 28(2), 29, 34-35.

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