Linda Davies Pecha Kucha 2010 conf

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Linda Davies from Cardiff University presented at Pecha Kucha at the RLUK Conference 2010

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Linda Davies Pecha Kucha 2010 conf

  1. 1. smartBlade TM pilot @ Cardiff University RLUK Edinburgh 2010 Linda Davies Cardiff University
  2. 2. Duplication & Routine…….. 2005: Library Review recommends self service
  3. 3. RFID @ Cardiff 2006: RFID in Libraries Conference 2009: Ready to build on RFID investment X
  4. 4. 16,000 books (at the start!) 350m shelving 1700 Students 100 PostGrads 200 Academics / Research Staff
  5. 5. So what do smartBlades do? • Continously monitor the bookstock • Checking against a locally held extract of the catalogue • Display the real time location of a book
  6. 6. smartBlade Hardware • 5 antennas per shelf = 1 Blade set… • …wired into controller above shelves • Blades are much skinnier than old shelf supports • Very strong
  7. 7. Blade sequence
  8. 8. Home Page
  9. 9. Search Results
  10. 10. Biomed zones Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
  11. 11. All copies should be here… ….but 2 copies are here.
  12. 12. …and the 2 stray copies on the shelf
  13. 13. Reports: Inventory
  14. 14. System Exception Report
  15. 15. Voyager record
  16. 16. Misplaced Items Report
  17. 17. Misplaced Items by Classmark 9 items, all on same shelf Need checking All items on same shelves
  18. 18. Benefits
  19. 19. Copes with variation in format & size
  20. 20. Work in progress • Refining data extracts • Stock Check • Floor plans to show shelves • Phase 2 – link to opac?
  21. 21. The End Thank you

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