LIBRARIES AND RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID): AN OVERVIEW

Mohan Lal Vishwakarma, Vijay Parashar

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems have been in use in libraries for seven years for book identification, self-checkout, anti-theft control, inventory control and for the sorting and conveying of library books and AV materials. These applications can lead to significant savings in staff costs, enhance service, lower book theft and provide a constant update of media collections. The technical features of a modern RFID system are described to provide a guideline for the evaluation of different systems. The most important issue is that nonproprietary systems can be used by libraries today because the new generation of RFID chips with the ISO standard 15693 is available. With this technology, libraries are not tied to one company. Edited version of ‘Radio frequency identification systems for libraries and archives: an introduction’ published in ‘Library and archival security’.


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Library; Radio Frequency Identification; RFID

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