Implementing RFID, Karen Saunders

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Implementing RFID, Karen Saunders

  1. 3. RFID 101: <ul><li>What is RFID? </li></ul><ul><li>Components of an RFID library system </li></ul>
  2. 4. Components Tag Programmer RFID Tags Computer with two Checkpoint Programs Staff Station Reader
  3. 5. Components Express Check Machines www.library.ci.santa-clara.ca.us/rfid/checkpoint.html
  4. 6. RFID 101: <ul><li>What is RFID? </li></ul><ul><li>Components of an RFID library system </li></ul><ul><li>Other uses of RFID </li></ul>
  5. 7. Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries:
  6. 8. Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries: Simplifies checkout process for staff
  7. 9. Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries: Express checkout for patrons
  8. 10. Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries: Inventory of Collections
  9. 11. Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries: Use with new and future technology
  10. 12. Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries: Item security
  11. 13. Benefits of Implementing RFID in Libraries: Staffing efficiency
  12. 14. Policy Implications: <ul><li>Choice of vendors and products </li></ul><ul><li>Costs </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed legislation (SB682) </li></ul><ul><li>Handling of media (CDs & DVDs) </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul>
  13. 15. Lessons Learned: <ul><li>Increased efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Use with materials sorting system </li></ul><ul><li>Better utilization of staff skills and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing costs of tags still a factor </li></ul><ul><li>Written privacy policy </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor enhancements allow media checkout </li></ul><ul><li>RFID technology embraced by public and staff </li></ul>
  14. 16. Lessons Learned: RFID technology embraced by public and staff
  15. 17. Additional Information: <ul><li>RFID Implementation: </li></ul>www.library.ci.santa-clara.ca.us/rfid/checkpoint.html <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul>Karen Saunders, Acting City Librarian [email_address] Mary Jo Bosteels, Cataloging Program Coordinator [email_address] Checkpoint Systems, Inc. www.checkpointsystems.com 1-800-257-5540

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