Slide 1 - California Public Library Advocates

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Nov 27, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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RFID 101:



What is RFID?



Components of an RFID library system

Components

Tag Programmer

RFID Tags

Computer with two
Checkpoint Programs

Staff Station
Reader

Components

Express Check Machines

www.library.ci.santa
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clara.ca.us/rfid/checkpoint.html

RFID 101:



What is RFID?



Components of an RFID library system



Other uses of RFID

Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries:

Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries:

Simplifies checkout process for staff

Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries:

Express checkout for patrons

Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries:

Inventory of Collections

Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries:

Use with new and future technology

Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries:

Item security

Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries:

Staffing efficiency

Policy Implications:



Choice of vendors and products



Costs



Standards



Privacy concerns



Proposed legislation (SB682)



Handling of media (CDs & DVDs)



Staffing

Lessons Learned:



Increased efficiency



Use with materials sorting system



Better utilization of staff skills and abilities



Ongoing costs of tags still a factor



Written privacy policy



Vendor enhancements allow media checkout



RFID technology embraced by public and staff

Lessons Learned:

RFID technology embraced by public and staff

Additional Information:



RFID Implementation:

www.library.ci.santa
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clara.ca.us/rfid/checkpoint.html



Contact Information:

Karen Saunders, Acting City Librarian

ksaunders@ci.santa
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clara.ca.us

Mary Jo Bosteels, Cataloging Program Coordinator

mjbosteels@ci.santa
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clara.ca.us

Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

www.checkpointsystems.com

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