New York Public Library To Defend Its Sorting Title The New York Public Library claims the world's fastest book sorting system. It will be tested against the King County library system in Washington state. The rematch is Tuesday.
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New York Public Library To Defend Its Sorting Title

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New York Public Library To Defend Its Sorting Title

New York Public Library To Defend Its Sorting Title

New York Public Library To Defend Its Sorting Title

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The New York Public Library claims the world's fastest book sorting system. It will be tested against the King County library system in Washington state. The rematch is Tuesday.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. This week marks a World Series for librarians. The New York Public Library claims the world's fastest book sorting system, which will be tested against the King County Library system in Washington state. In a rematch last year, according to The New York Times, New York won, sorting 12,750 books an hour on a conveyor system. For those who aren't familiar, this is sort of like a Google search if all your search hits were printed out first. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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