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Making the most of RFID in libraries

Author: Martin Palmer
Publisher: London : Facet, ©2009.
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"RFID has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of library service delivery. Written by an expert in the field, this book is a very worthwhile investment for all those library professionals considering converting to RFID for their libraries, as well as those who are implementing it already."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Palmer
ISBN: 9781856046343 1856046346
OCLC Number: 137313679
Description: xi, 154 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 RFID, libraries and the wider world --
Why RFID and libraries? --
RFID: the technology: a brief history --
RFID: the technology: frequencies --
RFID: the technology: process --
RFID: a disruptive technology ...? --
RFID and the wider world: some existing applications --
Disrupted libraries? --
RFID and libraries: a brief summary of the main applications --
Summary --
2 RFID and libraries: the background and the basics --
The early days --
RFID in libraries: how it works: the basics --
Audiovisual material: a problem area ... --
Another complicated area: multipart items --
Summary --
3 RFID, library applications and the library management system --
RFID and the LMS: why do you need both? --
The changing market for LMS --
SIP --
SIP or NCIP? --
Back-up: is offline service the same as online? --
Self-payment --
Staff processes --
Self-service and the LMS: some other complications --
RFID and stock control --
Acquisitions --
Navigating the library --
Summary. 4 Standards and interoperability --
Standards, or free for all? --
Interoperability: is it really needed? --
It's not just about interoperability ... --
What standards are there? --
Licence plate or full data? --
ISO 28560: towards a standard library data model --
The AFI (Application Family Identifier) --
The DSFID --
Summary --
5 Privacy --
Interoperability and privacy --
RFID opponents --
Hotlisting and tracking --
RFID and (some) religious groups --
RFID and hacking --
RFID and legal limitations --
Encrypted tags? --
RFID and privacy: a continuing debate --
Summary --
6 RFID and health and safety --
RFID: what are the safety concerns? --
RFID and health and safety law --
Which standards? --
RFID and medical devices? --
RFID and health and safety: the plus side? --
RFID and health and safety: the future? --
Summary. 7 RFID and library design --
The changing role of library buildings --
The impact of computerization --
What's this got to do with RFID? --
Library layout --
Library furniture --
Security and building supervision --
External aspects --
Summary --
a Building a business case for RFID in libraries, and requesting proposals --
Risk and reward --
Rationale --
Implementing RFID: the benefits --
Preparing a request for proposal (RFP) --
Summary --
9 Staffing: savings, redeployment or something else? --
RFID and staffing efficiencies --
How much work is being saved? --
Summary --
10 Buying a system: evaluating the offers --
Range of suppliers/range of responses --
Why systematic evaluation is important --
How to evaluate systematically --
Summary --
11 Installing RFID: project management --
Project management --
Risk management --
The main tasks --
The first day live --
Review and follow-up --
Summary --
12 Making the most of RFID: a case study --
In the beginning ... --
Searching for a solution --
Looking for a supplier --
Branding, guiding and layout --
Staff roles --
Next stages --
The roll-out --
The outcome --
How important is RFID to this case study? --
Summary --
13 RFID, libraries and the future --
New and developing uses for RFID --
Developing tag technology --
Conclusion --
Further information --
Websites --
Forums --
Blogs --
Library RFID system suppliers.
Responsibility: Martin Palmer.
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The advantage of radio frequency identification (RFID) over other technologies used in libraries is usually seen to be its ability to combine the functions of the barcode and the security tag, but  Read more...

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