RFID Technology for Libraries

RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) invented in 1969, patented in 1973, first used in harsh industrial environment in 1980s’, and standards presented in 2001, is the latest addition of technology to be used in the libraries for a combination of automation and security activities in the well maintenance of documents either inside the library or goes out-of library. RFID uses wireless radio communications to uniquely identify objects or people, and is one of the fastest growing automatic data collection (ADC) technologies, which is comprising one or more reader/interrogators and RF transponders in which data transfer is achieved by means of suitably modulated inductive or radiating electro-magnetic carriers. In addition it can be used as a data carrier, with information being written and updated to the tag on the fly. RFID systems carry data in suitable transponders, generally known as tags, and retrieve data, by machine-readable means, at a suitable time and place to satisfy particular application needs.

RFID Technology in Libraries

The concept of RFID can be simplified to that of an electronic barcode and can be used to identify, track, sort or detect library holdings at the circulation desk and in the daily stock maintenance. This system, consist of smart RFID labels, hardware and software, provides libraries with more effective way of managing their collections while providing greater customer service to their patrons.
The technology works through flexible, paper-thin smart labels, approximately 2”X2” in size, which allows it to be placed inconspicuously on the inside cover of each book in a library’s collection. The tag consists of an etched antenna and a tiny chip which stores vital bibliographic data including a unique Accession number to identify each item. This contrasts with a barcode label, which does not store any information, but merely points to a database. These smart labels are applied directly on library books and can be read with an RFID interrogator/scanner. Line of sight is not essential for reading the tags with the scanner, therefore, the books require much less human handling to be read and processed. A middleware or Savant software integrates the reader hardware with the existing Library Automation Software for seamless functioning of circulation.
The information contained on microchips in the tags affixed to library materials is read using radio frequency technology regardless of item orientation or alignment. It provides a contact less data link, without need for line of sight, for example, the documents in the shelves or cardboard boxes can be checked without removing or opening. RFID has no concerns about harsh environments that restrict other auto ID technologies such as bar codes. Tags have a discrete memory capacity that varies from 96 bits to 2kbytes. In addition to tags, an RFID system requires a means for reading or "interrogating" the tags to obtain the stored data and then some means of communicating this tag data to library information system.
RFID-based systems have been implemented for efficient document tracking purpose through out the libraries that combine, easier and faster charging and discharging of documents, security of materials, inventorying, stock verification and shelf handling. RFID tag’s transponder listen for a radio query from the reader and respond by transmitting their unique ID code. Most RFID tags have no batteries, they use the power from the initial radio signal to transmit their response.

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