COBISS represents an organizational model of joining libraries into a national library information system with shared cataloguing, the COBIB union bibliographic/catalogue database and local bibliographic databases of participating libraries.
Among other things, it manages library materials (books and other media) through its internal logistics. Users can order materials online and receive it at their chosen location, regardless if the material is actually already there or it is transferred from where it's available.
With the integration of Direct4.me, customers will now have an option to receive and return materials 24/7 via installed Direct4.me smart lockers at library locations. Direct4.me system will not only provide the customers with a 24/7 pick up and return convenience but all necessary information to the library systems, such as customer ID, time picked up, time returned, etc.
After 3 months of work, integration has been completed and the one-month pilot test starts live in February 2022, as well as the operations in 15 selected libraries.