This is an exciting time in the evolution of RFID (radio frequency identification) technology for libraries. National and international committees will soon finalize a number of important standards. The new standards will improve the interoperability and flexibility of library RFID systems and make the technology even more valuable.
You’ve decided it’s right for your library system and you’d like to start moving toward implementation. How do you decide what kind of RFID system works for you? How do you go about funding and implementing that system? And how do you protect your investment?
The University of Leicster - Opens State of The Art Library
Thursday the 4th December 2008, HM the Queen officially opened the University of Leicester’s state-of-the-art David Wilson Library. HM The Queen, escorted by the University’s Chancellor Sir Peter Williams, was accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who in turn was escorted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bob Burgess.
Widnes Library in Halton has become the first in the UK to install the 3M™ SelfCheck™ V-Series, 3M’s fifth generation SelfCheck™ System. Widnes is also the first library under Halton Borough Council to introduce self-issue.
Irene Chant went ‘off curriculum’ on a recent shopping spree, filling her trolley with mystical dungeons, dragons and demons, vroom vroom fast cars and superbikes, a bundle of fiction for a good read and became starry-eyed over the New Astronomer.
Self-Service is the Way Forward at North Herts College
The Stevenage Centre at North Hertfordshire College has installed the 3M™ SelfCheck™ system to encourage ‘out of hours’ and weekend use. Students can now issue, return and renew their own books without the need for staff intervention.
Farmington Public Library ordered a fully configured 3M RFID system, with new 3M™ SelfCheck™ Systems Model 7210 and upgrades to several previously installed machines, as well as 3M™ Staff Workstations, 3M™ RFID Tags, 3M™ Digital Library Assistants (DLAs), and a 3M™ SelfCheck™ System S-Series with five bins for sorting materials.
At Addison Public Library, the 3M™ Integrated Disc Media Unlocker Leads to a “Dramatic” Increase in Self-Service
With a bigger, busier new building and no increase in staff, the Addison Public Library needed a way to boost productivity. The library board and staff decided to complement their existing barcode circulation system with 3M’s RFID-enabled. Integrated Disc Media Unlocker.
The advent of a vast global digital communications network has given individuals access to an astonishing range of information, culture and entertainment. With a few mouse clicks, one can read a periodical’s latest edition or a recent government report.