What is RFID (radio frequency identification) technology?
is a proven technology that allows for item identification in addition
to item security. That means that in addition to secured RFID tags
alarming RFID security gates; the item’s title, the gate corridor and
other information is instantly available at a designated staff station.
RFID technology is also used for checking items in and out of a
library, collection inventory and accurate shelving, as well as holds
pick-ups systems that are placed throughout the community. RFID
automated material handling systems can also accelerate the process of
returning CD, DVDs and books to library shelves faster.
RFID tag contains a microchip and aluminum antenna that operates at
13.56 MHz. The RFID tag is programmed with identification and security
information and then affixed to books or library materials. When used
in conjunction with RFID readers, RFID tags can be read at a distance
to identify marked items or to detect the tag’s security status.
Because RFID readers can read multiple RFID tags simultaneously at
near-proximity without needing to physically locate the tag; check in,
check out and materials handling tasks are quicker and easier for both
library users and staff.
Why choose bibliotheca RFID library solutions?
intuitive RFID solutions were developed over the last 20 years to meet
the specific needs of library staff and users. In addition to speeding
up the movement of books and other library materials, our selfCheck
solutions provide the most intuitive experience, process multiple items
at one time, promote library events and programs and reduce the amount
of time needed for users to check-out from the library.
security bit of the material is appropriately set so that these items,
if not appropriately checked-out, are detected by bibliotheca RFID
gates at the library exit. The security systems can also read the item
information from secured items to tell the library which item caused
the alarm. This helps library staff identify which items need to be
correctly borrowed and minimize embarrassment for library users.
bibliotheca mobile inventory and mobile DLA handheld collection
management tools highlight the capability and utility of RFID. They can
identify RFID-tagged library items without needing to remove the items
from the shelves. A quick scan of the library shelves allows staff to
update the collection, find mis-shelved items, weed inventory, and find
staff workstations simplify and speed up the process of item check-in
and check-out for library staff. RFID also greatly enhances the speed
and efficiency of the bibliotheca flex AMH solution. Library users can
drop multiple items and go, while the flex AMH then sorts the materials
into bins or carts for easy shelving.
What type of libraries use RFID solutions?
most common libraries that use bibliotheca RFID solutions around the
world are those with the following goals and characteristics.
- Libraries looking to improve the overall customer experience
- Libraries interested in improving the workflow and movement of materials
- Libraries focused on inventory and collection management solutions
- Libraries looking to streamline high circulation activities
- Libraries who are focused on reducing staff time needed for materials handling