ASRS in Japan
Automated Storage and Retrieval System in Japan.
A Technology of Future.
International Christian University (ICU)Library was installed a ASRS at Sept. 2000.
The ASRS is first model in Nippon Filing Co.
This Product name is "Auto Lib"
At present, when any organization in Japan plans to newly build a library,
They consider the installation of this system without fail.
Because of our success in this system, more than 15 libraries have installed the systemin the past few years.
More installation is expected in the near future.
About to ASRS in International Christian University Library.
・Capacity of 500,000 books
40 books in each container
・In/out control station 1 station
・Stacker cranes 4 units
・Size of the Storage
5m(Height) 15m(width) 50m(length)
Now, 200,000 books are stored in ASRS.
Space still available is for 300,000 books.
Although ASRS is an expensive system….
Without ASRS (Traditional library)
Large scale building.
I.e., high cost for construction / maintenance
Stacks only: With no space for various functions
High cost in labor
Small scale building. I.e. cost -saving
Computer laboratory suitable for an information-oriented society.
Digital library, I.e., labor-saving
ASRS Space-saving Technology 1
Free Location Storage by Size
- Small size books → small size containers
- Medium size books → medium size containers
- Large size books → large size containers
- Extra large size books will not be put into a container.
ASRS Space-saving Technology 2
One stacker crane takes two bookstacks on each side
The Merits of ASRS are
Significantly improved services for users in real time.
Large labor cost saving
Enhanced book management level
Remarkable space-saving by
"Free Location Storage by Size"
"Double Container System"
ICU Library ASRS Concepts
All books should be accessible
That is, the same service level with the Open Stack System.
From Web-OPAC to ASRS
1. The book can be picked up two minutes after the request is made.
2. The book will be placed on a mini-shelf.
3. User has free access to the book.
Pick up time 2min.
Books are random input and ramdom pick-up.
Nippon Filing co. Product name is "Auto Lib" , "Auto Lib Mini"
|1||Sep., 2000||International Christian University Library (ICU)||500,000Books|
|2||Apr.,2001||Chiba City Ｃｅｎｔｒａｌ Ｌｉｂｒａｒｙ||400,000Books|
|3||May, 2002||Kyoto Prefectural Library||400,000Books|
|4||Apr.,2003||Aoyama Gakuin University Library(Sagamihara Campus)||500,000Books|
|5||Sep.,2003||Daito Bunka University Library||200,000Books|
|6||Apr.,2004||Takaoka City Central Library||150,000Books|
|7||Apr.,2004||Ritsumeikan University Library||350,000Books|
|8||Apr.,2004||Kyushu University Library (Chikushi Bunkan)||60,000Books|
|9||May, 2004||Yuki Library (Yuki City Library)||120.000Books|
|10||Sep.,2004||Okayama Prefectural Library||420,000Books|
|13||Aug.,2004||Nara-City Library (Nouth Branch)||20,000Books|
|14||Feb.,2005||Tokyo University (Kashiwa Campus)||500,000Books|
|15||Summer,2005||New Nara Prefectural Library||1,000,000Books|
|16||Spring,2006||Iwate Prefectural Library||400,000Books|
|2||National Diet Library (Kansai-Kan)||2,000,000Books|
Kongo Co. Product Name Book-Robo