RFID in action: a case study

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An overview of the refurbishment of the Loop Resource Centre, Blackpool and The Fylde College, including the implementation of RFID. Presented by Chris McAllister at the SLIC/JISC RSCs in Scotland RFID event, held in Glasgow on 17 Sept 2008.

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RFID in action: a case study

  1. 1. RFID in Action Case Study The Loop Learning Resource Centre Blackpool and The Fylde College
  2. 2. Blackpool and The Fylde College
  3. 3. The Challenge <ul><li>To create a 21 st Century Learning Centre </li></ul>?
  4. 4. Before <ul><li>‘ Well the layout of the library is just rubbish. And the spiral staircases what are they all about? You get dizzy by the time you get to the top and then you don’t want to read a book so you come down.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Interview 5 – CuriousOranj Field Research Report </li></ul>
  5. 5. Research findings <ul><li>Many students requested an area in which they could have a coffee and a chat and maybe also do their homework </li></ul><ul><li>The LRCs themselves are small enough to have become territorial space. Students even reported incidents of bullying in these spaces </li></ul><ul><li>The furniture used in LRCs is institutional and not suited to either group or individual study </li></ul><ul><li>The walls in the LRC are visually busy due to the quantity of signs. Signs are generally handmade and for the most part negative in tone usually enforcing rules </li></ul><ul><li>Old equipment is left lying about because there is a lack of storage space </li></ul>
  6. 6. Inspirations Glasgow Caledonian Learning Café The Saltire Centre The Gorbals Library Warwick University Learning Grid
  7. 7. Planning <ul><li>Market research, design and branding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CuriousOranj </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effect of RFID </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiona Emberton </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. New centre = New systems <ul><li>RFID – self service that actually works </li></ul><ul><li>MyPC – self-booking for computers </li></ul><ul><li>Stock arranged in subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading catalogue records with Dynix Horizon </li></ul>
  9. 9. New ways of working = New staff structure <ul><li>All staff share the same responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Better grades </li></ul><ul><li>All year contracts </li></ul>
  10. 10. The New Centre
  11. 11. Zones
  12. 12. Layout
  13. 13. Walking the floor
  14. 14. More self-service?
  15. 15. Workroom layout and use
  16. 16. Pod
  17. 17. Paragons
  18. 18. 20% more use
  19. 19. Live Music
  20. 20. MySpace page
  21. 21. The Future <ul><li>One floor of a new building/HE Campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sept 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Fleetwood Nautical Campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Main Blackpool Campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post-occupancy evaluation - Nomad </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Loop Virtual Tour
  23. 23. More information <ul><li>On Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>On MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>My email – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Coffield – www.curiousgroup.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Fiona Emberton – www.embervision.cc </li></ul><ul><li>Val Clugston – www.nomad-rdc.com </li></ul><ul><li>Intellident – www.intellident.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Alistair Mitchell-Baker, Management Consultant for staff restructure – www.tricordant.com </li></ul>

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