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  • 1. Queens Public Library And Technology Development Dr. Salwa Elmeawad MILS, DMIST
  • 2. Radio Frequency Identification RFID RFID API Software (Communicates with the RFID Reader) Customer-Specific Application Software Host Computer Host Memory Space Reader Antenna Application Program Interface (API) Application Program Interface (API)
  • 3. RFID in Public Libraries  Internationally Singapore Library 1994  United States of America Small Sized Libraries San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) 2004 Large Sized Libraries Queens Public Library (QPL)2005
  • 4. Why RFID for Libraries?  Fastest, easiest, most efficient way to track, locate & manage library materials  Efficient Book circulation management  Automatic Check-in and Check-out  Library inventory tracking in minutes instead of hours  Multiple books can be read simultaneously  Unique ID of the RFID tag prevents counterfeiting  Automated material handling using conveyor & sorting systems
  • 5. RFID Benefits Libraries……  Stock management Operations such as managing material on the shelves, identifying missing & mishelved items are streamlined and taking stocks regularly will be feasible  Improved patron services Spending minimal time on circulation operations allows library staff to assist patrons Routine patron services are not disturbed even when libraries are facing staff shortages & budget cuts  Flexibility  Ability to add newer products and features as finances and customer needs dictate  Security Library item identification & security bit is combined into a single tag, there by eliminating the need to attach an additional security strip
  • 6. RFID Benefits Staff……  Less time needed for circulation operations Implementing RFID will considerably reduce the amount of time required to issue, receive, transport, sort & shelve library materials Efficient Inventory management Inventory management can be done using a handheld reader without closing the library and is at least 20 times faster compared to existing barcode based system  Reducing Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) RFID based system reduces repetitive scanning of individual items at the circulation desk during check in, check out and hence avoids RSI such as carpal tunnel syndrome Taking inventory in a rfid based system doesn’t require physical deshelving & shelving of library materials
  • 7. RFID Benefits Patrons……  Patrons will spend less time waiting in check-out lines by using Self Check in - Check out systems  Patrons find what they are looking for quickly & easily  Reminders for due dates allows patrons to submit borrowed materials in time  Use of book drops & return chutes for returning library material, allows for flexible timings  RFID enabled patron cards allows for easy patron identification
  • 8. RFID Components For Libraries  Staff Station (RRHFLB01): RRHFLB01 is a plug n play multi protocol antenna- reader system specially designed for library circulation desk application. With a read range up to 25 cm it can be used for entry of new books or borrowers and issue/return of books at circulation desk.
  • 9. RFID Components For Libraries  Gate Detection System (RRHFGA2/GA3): RRHFGA2 is ISO-15693 compliant walk through gate detection system capable of detecting unauthorized tagged items passing through it. It has inbuilt audio visual alert facility and a minimum read range of 36 inches.
  • 10. RFID Components For Queens Library  Self check out and Self Payment Kiosk (RRHFLB02): RRHFLB02 is a stand alone multi protocol Self Check-in / Check-out kiosk primarily for self issue and return of books in Library. With its inbuilt screen and printer, patrons can view & print transaction related information such as number of books issued, outstanding fine (if any) etc. Customized information can also be printed on the transaction slip
  • 11. RFID Components For Queens Library  Self check out and Self Payment Kiosk (RRHFLB02): Patrons can pay their late fines using the self check out kiosks Payment can be made through Cash, Checks, or Credit Cards
  • 12. RFID Components Queens Library  Book Return Station (RRHFBD01): RRHFBD01 is a multi protocol book drop primarily used for returning of library books. It helps in better circulation and gives time flexibility to patrons for returning of library materials issued by them
  • 13. RFID Components Queens Library  External Book Return Stations
  • 14. RFID Components Queens Library  External Book Return Stations
  • 15. RFID Components Queens Library  Internal Book Return Stations
  • 16. RFID Components Queens Library  Internal Book Return Stations
  • 17. Web 2.0 Technology
  • 18. Mobile Technology iPhone Android
  • 19. Mobile Technology
  • 20. Mobile Technology
  • 21. Mobile Technology
  • 22. Mobile Technology
  • 23. Thank You Questions?