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Legislation #: 100868 Introduction Date: 10/14/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 10/24/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FUNKHOUSER, SHARP, HERMANN, SKAGGS, GOTTSTEIN, MARCASON, FORD AND CURLS
Title: Congratulating the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the opening of the Robot in the Miller Nichols Library and for breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people doing the “Robot Dance” at once.

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10/12/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/14/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100868

 

Congratulating the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the opening of the Robot in the Miller Nichols Library and for breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people doing the “Robot Dance” at once.

 

WHEREAS, the Miller Nichols Library Robot Addition was dedicated on September 29, 2010; and

 

WHEREAS, Miller Nichols Library is the 17th academic library in North America to install a robotic storage and retrieval system and the first in the region; and

 

WHEREAS, the new robotic system will hold about 80 percent of the library’s collection which will free up space for student, researcher, and community use; and

 

WHEREAS, items stored in the robot’s various-sized shelving and storage bins take up only about one-seventh of the floor space used by conventional open-stacked shelving and will keep more material on-site and easily accessible; and

 

WHEREAS, in order to retrieve books using the new Robot system, patrons will look for the book in MERLIN, the libraries’ catalog, make the request and an automatic crane will locate the requested item and deliver it to either the first or third floor where it can be picked up, with the entire process taking only four minutes; and

WHEREAS, to celebrate the library’s new addition, on September 27, 2010, at 7:15 p.m., 658 people at UMKC's Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field, moved to a robot routine designed by the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, which set a Guinness World Record for the most people doing the “Robot Dance” at one time; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the opening of the Robot in the Miller Nichols Library and for breaking the Guinness World Record for the most people doing the “Robot Dance” at once; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Mary E. Anderson, Access Services Specialist at the Miller Nichols Library, and Klassie Alcine, UMKC President of Student Government Association, with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the continued upgrading of its systems for the education of the youth in our community.

 

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