Volunteer & RFID News

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Short overview of Tualatin Library FY 2010-11, and a preview of coming transition to RFID. Presented to library volunteers 9/19/2011.

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Volunteer & RFID News

  1. 1. Tualatin Public Library <br />
  2. 2. Circulation and Technical Services <br />
  3. 3. Tualatin Library patrons checked out 751,126 items in Fiscal Year 2010-11. <br />
  4. 4. Items returned to the outside bookdrop<br />Items returned to the inside bookdrop<br />Contents verified! <br />Tidy workroom! <br />
  5. 5. Holds and<br /> in-transit items<br />
  6. 6. Public Services <br />
  7. 7. Computer Use<br />
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Volunteers <br />
  10. 10. 627 volunteers donated 10,127 hours to the Tualatin Public Library <br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Tualatin Library Advisory Committee (TLAC) <br />
  13. 13. Friends of Tualatin Public Library <br />
  14. 14. Tualatin Library Foundation<br />
  15. 15. Kit-n-Kaboodles RFID  E-Readers <br />Future<br />
  16. 16. RFID at Tualatin Public Library<br />
  17. 17. Radio Frequency Identification<br />Little radio stations (frequency = 13.56)<br />Check out/check in<br />Security on/off <br />
  18. 18. RFID Chip<br />RFID Antenna <br />
  19. 19. Tag placed inside book, near spine<br />
  20. 20. Security<br />Some WCCLS libraries don’t have security<br />Security and checkout happen simultaneously<br />Can identify what set off the gate alarm<br />
  21. 21. Faster, easier <br />Check out multiple items simultaneously <br />Verify that all the parts are checking out, too<br />Unlock cases automatically <br />Improve self-check<br />
  22. 22. Improve check-in<br />Ergonomically safer<br />Save steps <br />Faster <br />Can verify contents of some media items <br />
  23. 23. Other benefits<br />Inventory<br />Shelf order<br />Weeding<br />Custom files<br />
  24. 24. Converting to RFID <br />Teams apply tags<br />1st person puts sticker in item<br />2nd person scans barcode <br />Team can tag ~250 items an hour<br />Items tagged as returned <br />New items <br />Tagged by vendor<br />Tagged in tech services<br />
  25. 25. Timeline <br />August 2011: <br />Hire Project Manager<br />Tualatin stops tagging <br />September 2011<br />Vendor demos<br />Issue RFP<br />October 2011: <br />Choose vendor<br />November-June<br />Tag, tag, tag<br />Unknown: turn on libraries as tagged, or wait until all libraries are finished? <br />
  26. 26. Future with RFID<br />Automatic check-in<br />Automated Materials Handling<br />
  27. 27. Thank you! <br />
  28. 28. Action! <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqliQW6ITkk unlocking media cases 3M<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRckmny4DKIStopwatch self-check race<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1T4bm8AFts&NR=1 tag conversion<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UisRYZYVcpE weeding demo<br />

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