- The Canterlot Library upgrades to an automated, self-serve system powered by Magical Computing Crystals, enhancing the user experience and efficiency.
In a move set to revolutionize the way Equestrians engage with libraries, Canterlot Library is pioneering a new library system that leverages the power of Magical Computing Crystals (MCCs) for inventory management and customer service.
The new system, which will replace the current card catalog system, allows patrons to sign in using their existing library cards, access the library’s entire inventory with real-time availability, and even check out up to ten books at a time – a considerable increase from the previous limit of five.
“Our goal is to enhance the library experience for our patrons,” said Bound Parchment, Head Librarian at Canterlot Library, at the system’s unveiling. “With this new MCC-powered system, we can offer faster, more efficient service, and increase the number of books our patrons can borrow.”
Aside from increasing the borrowing limit, the new system, fully automated and self-serve, is also expected to improve the speed and efficiency of library operations. Patrons will now be able to check in and out books themselves without librarian assistance, drastically reducing wait times, especially during peak hours. This, in turn, allows the library staff to focus more on curating quality content and providing additional services for the public.
While this new technology brings with it many conveniences, it also raises questions about privacy and data security. In response, Mrs. Parchment assured that the system has been designed with privacy as a priority, “The MCC system encrypts all personal data, and only authorized personnel can access it. Patrons can be assured that their privacy is respected and protected.”
The transition to the MCC system at Canterlot Library marks an exciting leap forward in the integration of technology and tradition. With the potential to significantly enhance the library experience for all, many eagerly await the rollout of this system in libraries across Equestria.