Libraries of all kinds whether public or special are looking forward to adopt new technologies for cost savings in the operations and the management of books and readers. One such technology which is gaining tremendous popularity among every library is Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) to increase the self check in & out processes, to control the theft and for convenient inventory control in library.
A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, books, and services. Apart from books many libraries are now also repositories and access points for maps, prints, or other documents on various storage media such as Cassettes, videotapes, audio tapes, CDs, and DVDs. Libraries have materials arranged in a specified order according to a library classification system, so that items may be located quickly and collections may be browsed efficiently. Library management system can be managed automatically by tagging them with RFID tags. It will automatically increase the productivity and reducing the queuing time for issuing and returning of books. For security purpose, the goal of the security system should be to provide a safe and secure facility for library employees, library resources and equipment and library readers.
The Library Management System is based on UHF RFID readers, supported with antennas at gate and transaction sections, and library cards containing RFID-transponders which are able to electronically store information that can be read / written even without the physical contact with the help of radio medium. The RFID tag does not have to be visible for detection. It can be read even when it is enclosed in an item, such as in the cardboard cover of a book or in the packaging of a product. It has a storing capacity of data such as access number, book number, author information etc.
With the help of self check in/out systems. The person has to identify himself with a code, which is preferably a personal identification number, or any form of unique identity code. Books selected by the person are identified by the system. And, the book’s tag is deactivated by the system. When a book is returned, the check-in/out system activates again.
UHF technology was chosen for library application due to its long read range, speed of frequency and low cost. The read range of mercury 4 reader is up to 2 meters, which is sufficient to monitor the movement of books across the gates.
RFID in the library speeds up book borrowing, monitoring, books searching processes. We offer RFID Library Management System for companies that want to track physical items between locations. Awareness of RFID technology and the benefits it delivers is increasing across the industry. We deliver our software application to end users of a complete RFID asset tracking solution.
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