RFID for Libraries : Dispelling Myths & Assessing Applications Diane Marie Ward

locpeeverElectronics - Devices

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

71 views

RFID for Libraries :
Dispelling Myths &

Assessing Applications

Diane Marie Ward


LITA Poster Session, San Jose: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005


dianerfid@yahoo.com

Principal Cataloger, Poetry/Rare Books,

Special Collections,

University Libraries, SUNY at Buffalo









RFID e
quipment includes

Connection to network server

Middleware application

Tags (13.56 MHz)

Readers (Mounted and Hand
-
held)

Patron Check
-
in/Check
-
out stations



Sources of information

RFID Journal
http:
//www.rfidjournal.com


ALA
http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/ifissues/rfid.htm



RFID Vendors for Libraries

Bibliotheca RFID Library
Systems AG
http://w
ww.Bibliotheca
-
rfid.com


Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
http://www.checkpointsystems.com


VTLS
http://vtls.com/Products/fastrac.shtml


3M Library Systems
http://www.3m.com/us







Benefits

Chip with serial identification

Enhanced security

Ease of patron check
-
out

Self check
-
out

No line of site needed for check
-
out

Reduction of repetitive stress

injuries amongst s
taff

Multiple item check
-
out due to

anti
-
collision

Self check
-
in

Automatic sorters

Inventory application

Location of misplaced materials


Costs

Price of new RFID
-
based

identification system

RFID is still new and being tested

Public relations issues about

RFID

Privacy concerns for the patrons







For more thorough information,

please stop by the poster session

area on Sunday, October 2, 2005.