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An overview on how Stirling Public Libraries have implemented RFID. Examples range from a singe-staff library, an unstaffed library, and a housebound service. Presented by Robert Ruthven at teh ...

An overview on how Stirling Public Libraries have implemented RFID. Examples range from a singe-staff library, an unstaffed library, and a housebound service. Presented by Robert Ruthven at teh SLIC/JISC RSCs in Scotland RFID event held in Glasgow on 17 Sept 2008.

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RFID in Stirling Libraries RFID in Stirling Libraries Presentation Transcript

  • RFID in Stirling Libraries
  • Background
    • Public Library Service
    • 16 Libraries & 2 Mobile Libraries
    • 52.3 FTE
    • 6 Single Staffed Libraries
  • RFID in Stirling Libraries
    • Cambusbarron Library
    • Raploch Xpress Library
    • Housebound Service
  • Cambusbarron Library
    • Busy Part Time Single Staffed Library
    • Objectives:
      • Improving service for users
      • Free-up staff time for value added activity
      • Increasing the profile of libraries
  • Cambusbarron Library
    • Procurement and Planning
    • RFQ
    • DTech chosen supplier
    • Siting of unit
  • The Kit
    • One self-issue terminal
    • One staff work-station
    • Handheld unit for inventory
    • No security system
  • How are we using it?
    • Issue only
    • Books only
    • Renewals
    • Not used for material with a charge
  • Cambusbarron Library
    • “ You’re not getting rid of Rosemary?!”
    • 1 hour per day freed up
    • Usage across all ages
    • Popular with users
    • Low maintenance
  • Raploch Community Campus
    • PPP initiative bringing together;
      • 4 schools
      • community college facility
      • lifelong learning facility
      • community centre
      • public library facility
      • nursery
    • Unstaffed library in a Community Campus
    • Shared Space
    • Objectives:
      • Offer a basic level of service for campus users
      • Support the work of partners
      • Increase the profile of libraries
    • DTECH Stand Alone
    • Unit
    • Security Gates
    • CCTV
    • Returns bin
    • c.1000 items of stock
    • Objectives:
      • Offer a basic level of service for campus users
      • Support the work of partners
      • Increase the profile of libraries
  • Housebound Service
    • Sustainable service delivery
    • Faster throughput of stock
    • Achieving best value and choice
    • The right cassette in the right box every time.
  • Housebound Service
    • Tagging does make multi-cassette units faster to check and pin-points missing cassettes or wrong cassettes.
    • There seems to be an effective maximum number of tags.
    • But fails with multi-cd talking books.
    • A stronger ‘pad’ might make it possible to check whole basket as once but not yet.
    • Reconsidering best use of this kit.
  • Future developments
    • Killin Library – extending opening hours
    • National Entitlement Card
    • Interoperability?
  • Lessons Learned
    • Must have supportive staff
    • RFID self issue does free staff time
    • CD group issues/returns unsuccessful
    • Users will adopt the technology