RFID for Library/Archives Management Solution
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is the latest technology used in library management systems for wireless identification of people, books, or assets. RFID technology in library is a combination of radio-frequency based technology and microchip technology. RFID Tag is made up of an integrated antenna and memory. In the library, the RFID tag is attached to each book, and the accession number of the book is stored in the tag memory. RFID Reader reads this accession number and sends it to library management system software. The RFID-based library generally has scanners at the circulation desk and also at the self-service kiosks with additional scanners installed in the entrance & exit gates. This software detects books that haven’t been checked out.
In RFID-equipped libraries, readers are normally found at circulation desks and self-service kiosks. Readers are also installed in security gates near the entrances and exits. The Library RFID Technology is also used in automated returns and material handling systems at many libraries.
What Are The Advantages Of RFID Library System?
- Enables circulation of multiple books at same time
- Helps the user to easily search books with its name
- Ensures quick scanning and identification of books
- Helps to keep the information secure
- Helps the user by sending reminders to avoid late fees