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  • GAELIC Millennium Show and Tell Workshop, National Library of South Africa, 9 September 2010 Francois Keyser UNISA Library SELF-SERVICE (RFID) AT UNISA LIBRARY
  • IMPLEMENTATION
    • Tagging of 1.7mil. items with conversion stations (outsourced)
    • Ensure students have access cards with university IDs (not using Myfare card and Myfare reader)
    • Staff stations with tag reader (Millennium item status API)
    • Book return units with bin (SIP2- Millennium & Bibliotheca)
    • Self check out units with bin (SIP2- Millennium & Bibliotheca)
    • Sorting unit with 9 bins (SIP2- Millennium & Bibliotheca)
    • Logins: created by III per Sip2 unit
  • IMPLEMENTATION
    • Statistics per login/stat group from Millennium
    • Decided on a hybrid system (eg. cannot check out more than 1 item at self check out, sensitizing must be done separately)
    • Changes to infrastructure:
      • Book return units required physical changes (built in)
      • Additional data and power points
  • IMPLEMENTATION
    • HOW MANY:
    • Per branch: 1 book return, 1 self check out, 1 staff station, 1 conversion station
    • Pretoria (Muckleneuk library): Same as for branches except 2 staff stations, 2 conversion stations, 1 sorter
    • WHERE:
    • Muckleneuk
    • Sunnyside
    • Johannesburg
    • Florida
    • Polokwane
    • Cape Town
    • Durban
  • Self check out
    • Validate user: student card with university ID (barcode), PIN
    • Check out item using tag reader (1 item at a time)
    • Desensitize item
    • Print receipt
  • Self check out
  • Self check out
  • Self check out (step 1)
  • Self check out (step 2: card reader)
  • Self check out (step 3: PIN)
  • Self check out (step 4: place books for check out)
  • Self check out (step 5: book issued, desensitize, print receipt)
  • Book return
    • Return items 1 at a time (unit reads tag)
    • Print receipt
    • No audiovisual material (UNISA Library’s choice)
  • Book return (drop item)
  • Book return (1 item)
  • Book return (book returned, print receipt)
  • Sorter
    • Check in items
    • Sort according to status, item location, 092 tag
    • A bin for items with On Hold status
    • A bin for in transit items
    • 2 bins sorted per item location
    • 4 bins sorted per item location and 092 tags; different levels of the library
    • 1 bin for any items that do not match the 8 bins
  • Sorter
  • Sorter (sorting)
  • Sorter (sorting application)
  • Sorter (bin)
  • Staff station with tag reader
  • Millennium staff station (RFID pad server options)
  • Conversion station (tagging of all new items)
  • Conversion station (tagging application)
  • Challenges
    • Only On Holdshelf status is identified by sorter (SIP2)
    • Items at branch libraries can only be verified as
    • belonging to the specific branch by physically checking
    • item
    • When an item is returned via the book return,
    • replacement cost is not automatically waived (SIP2)
    • Patron barcode not printed on return receipt (SIP2)
    • Items tagged but information is incorrect or tag is empty
    • Inventory and shelf reading using Bibliowand not
    • effective eg. items attached to same bib record must be
    • in same order on shelf as on Oasis