UNLV Libraries & RFID

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UNLV Libraries & RFID


October 1998: 3M introduces RFID to 3M
Library Advisory Council


June 1999: CML begins tagging its
collection


October 1999: Discussions begin on
concept of DLA


July 2000: Work begins on tagging main
library collection


January 2001: Lied Library opens




Applications & Benefits


Self Service


Deselection & Relocation


Stacks Maintenance


Database Maintenance


Staff Efficiency & Ergonomics


Collection Security





Self Service




Library users can
more easily check
out materials
without staff
interaction and
usually without
waiting in lines

Deselection & Relocation




60,000 + items have
been withdrawn or
relocated to storage
utilizing specific
criteria on the DLA.
Also, new converters
now have the ability to
“weed as they tag.”

Stacks Maintenance


DLA can collect inventory data in the
background while performing other
tasks such as shelfreading


Entire collection is now shelfread a
minimum of twice per year

a
difference that translates into
increased patron satisfaction




Database Maintenance




Example of an Excel spreadsheet containing data on
“problems” found by the DLA during shelf reading

Staff Efficiency & Ergonomics


RFID allows staff to perform tasks
such as checking items in and out

as well as shelfreading and
inventory

more quickly


The associated tools (staff
workstation and DLA) allow staff to
perform these tasks
more comfortably
and without physical strain



Collection Security


Combination of RFID/security strip
may be the best way to go


“One tag” option now available for
security


Some vendors offer security gates
that can capture data on what leaves
the library

RFID & The Future


Patron use patterns and implications
for space usage and collection
development


Automated book drop/sorting stations


NISO group to focus on
interoperability of tags and hardware
across vendors