November 28, 2018
For the last 6 years there has been a friendly competition between King County Library Systems (KCLS) and New York Public Library on who has the best, fastest and most accurate sorters.
This year the BookOps Sorting Team from New York Public Library once again challenged its rival, the King County Library System of Washington state to another sorting contest. This contest was going to determine which team would hold the world record for the most materials sorted in one hour.
Since the contest’s start in 2011 KCLS has three wins to BookOps two, so this year BookOps had the opportunity to even the score and show the world who has the best, fastest and most accurate sorters.
The historical rematch went ahead November 9 and the contest was outstanding. Both teams put forth an amazing effort and the BookOps team won by reaching new heights and a new throughput milestone by sorting 12,330 in one hour compared to KCLC’s 10,007.
‘The competition is designed to determine who can get books into the hands of our patrons faster. To this end, I believe, we are all winners’, says Sal Magaddino, Deputy Director of BookOps Logistics.
Till next year.