Relocation Specialist William B. Meyer, Inc. Holds Library Technology Systems in the “Palm” of Their Hands
10 May

Relocation Specialist William B. Meyer, Inc. Holds Library Technology Systems in the “Palm” of Their Hands

Searching for that one priceless first edition volume of Twelfth Night among the hundreds of thousands or even millions of books that are located in a library can be a daunting task. The value alone of such a lost volume would drive a library staff to desperation much less total distraction. The solution to such dire circumstances, as well as, the general day-to-day locating of books is at hand.

Since 1982, William B. Meyer, Inc. has relocated over 1,000 libraries all over the United States. The largest of those moves was the Los Angeles Public Library with over three million volumes. Just to tickle your imagination, that’s over fifty-six miles of books if they were laid end to end. Their clients range from Yale University; Harvard School of Business; Cornell Law School; Salt Lake City Public Library; United States Department of Energy; Folger Shakespeare Library to, one of the oldest independent collections in the country, the Boston Athenaeum. This Spring and Summer, the library relocation and management team will be coordinating their services at the Cambridge Public Library; Utah State University; Lehigh University; Allan Hancock College; Rhodes College; University of Delaware; Sacred Heart University, CT; Rancho Mirage Public Library, California…among others.

William B. Meyer has successfully developed and introduced an advanced Bar-Code Scanning Technology System within its Library Relocation Division. This technology consists of a scanning system that can manage inventory accurately; identify where a bar-coded item is when it is moved and even provide a physical inventory of either a specific shelf location or an entire collection. Clients are provided with a fully functional locator system that identifies and manages the movement and location of any book within an entire collection.

The uses for the William B. Meyer Scanning Technology System range from maintaining inventory; recording when items are moved from their current location and identifying where a barcode is when it is moved to a new locale. Reports can be generated using the transaction database to identify unbalanced transactions; detailed inventory; transaction history; unknown and unlocated barcodes; titles; call numbers and more.

This unparalleled technology breakthrough is supported with training classes for library staff and William B. Meyer’s internal technology group and can be customized to particular specifications. Even more impressive is that all of this technology is hand-held on a Palm Pilot system.

William B. Meyer, Inc. is a diverse, fourth generation family-owned company enjoying its 90th year in the transportation industry. Known for their innovative solutions to relocation and logistic needs, William B. Meyer’s areas of expertise are vast. They range from household and commercial moving; office interiors; library relocation; order fulfillment; home delivery; records management and courier services to rigging. William B. Meyer, Inc. is headquartered in Stratford, Connecticut. For more information about William B. Meyer, Inc., go to, where, “For every move there is a new beginning.”

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