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RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
RFID in Stirling Libraries
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RFID in Stirling Libraries

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

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