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Albuquerque Upgrades Textbook Management System

Albuquerque Public Schools has replaced its former textbook inventory system with a real-time, Web-based textbook and instructional materials management system.

The large district owns more than half a million textbooks and other instructional materials. Keeping track of those books and materials with the district's old inventory system required time-consuming, manual processes. "We've had gaps in inventory data across the district," said Rachel Altobelli, manager for Library Services and Instructional Materials, in a prepared statement. "What we were missing was a comprehensive, real-time textbook and instructional materials management system that makes inventory management easier, less time consuming and more accurate."

The district selected TIPWeb-IM from Hayes Software Systems as its new inventory management system. TIPWeb-IM can track books, as well as supplementary materials and digital resources at both the district and campus levels.

According to the company, TIPWeb-IM will enable the district to manage inventory with fewer resources, track textbook data in real-time and close its current inventory management gaps. The district expects the system to lower textbook management expenses and support cost-effective inventory acquisition decisions. "Hayes will also provide system integration, physical inventory services, client engagement services, and aid the district in ongoing performance evaluation and monitoring of processes and efficiencies," stated information from the company.

Albuquerque Public Schools is the largest school district in New Mexico, serving 89,000 students in 140 schools located in both urban and rural areas.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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