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RFID Update for National Acquisitions Group Conference, York 2013

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A brief overview of changes taking place in library RFID at the moment

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RFID Update for National Acquisitions Group Conference, York 2013

  1. 1. RFID Update Changes ahead for libraries? Mick Fortune LibraryRFID
  2. 2. Today I shall be mostly talking about.. • The evolving RFID landscape – New standards – New applications – New concerns – privacy, vulnerabilities (and legislation?) LibraryRFID
  3. 3. But first… How do we think of RFID? LibraryRFID
  4. 4. All of the above? Labels? Cards? Asset tracking? Self Service? Security? Access control? System building block?
  5. 5. The story so far… • Typical uses are: – Access control – Membership smartcards – Substitute for barcodes and tattle tape and… not much else. (Which is a bit like buying a smartphone and using it to make calls) LibraryRFID
  6. 6. Factors that have inhibited development • Driven by suppliers, not librarians • Little engagement from LMS suppliers • Dependence on LMS has slowed development • No agreed standards for data or frequencies has fragmented development LibraryRFID
  7. 7. LibraryRFID 13% 27% 7% 1%3%1%1%0% 47% Data Standards in Use - Global Danish Data Model ISO 28560-2 ISO 28560-3 ISO 28560 (unspecified) 3M Bibliotheca AS/NZS1428.2 ISO 15693 DNA/Don't know
  8. 8. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Australia Canada Germany Others UK US Data Models in Use - Global DNA/Don't know Bibliotheca 3M Australian (Nat or Reg) British Danish NISO (USA) LibraryRFID
  9. 9. Growth of new Applications • New applications being developed by LMS/RFID suppliers – UK – offline circulation, stock management – Australia - supply chain monitoring, consortia working – US – ILL routing • Mobile apps interacting with stock, not catalogue • Consortia/co-operative working encouraging adoption of common standards LibraryRFID
  10. 10. A UK Initiative! The Library Communication Framework (LCF) • Standardises data exchange between LMS and RFID (and other 3rd party apps) • Version 1 published at the end of September • New collection management app (based on LCF) already in development • Supported by LMS supplier members of BIC For more information on LCF visit http://www.bic.org.uk/e4libraries/16/INTEROPERABILITY- STANDARDS/ LibraryRFID
  11. 11. Other New Standards • ISO 28560-4 – new data standard for libraries using UHF • NISO - SIP and NCIP • EU Mandate M436 LibraryRFID
  12. 12. New Concerns - Privacy • RFID privacy has been a recurring concern since the technology first appeared • In 2008 the EU published M436 to consider – Signage – Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) • Libraries will be required to complete PIAs during 2014 • BIC working group details at: http://www.bic.org.uk/105/Volunteers-Needed-%28BIC-Members- Only%29/ LibraryRFID
  13. 13. New Concerns - Vulnerability • Near Field Communication (NFC) is another form of RFID operating at 13.56MHz – the same as library tags • NFC is now appearing in many smartphones and tablets • It is possible to use a smartphone to interrogate/alter library tags • The industry is monitoring the problem • We’ll keep you posted! LibraryRFID
  14. 14. Checklist for 2014 • On data standards – All the major UK suppliers endorse and support ISO 28560-2. Consider migration. • On interoperability – Support the LCF for the best guarantee of future interoperability. • On privacy – Watch for news about M436 and NFC. LibraryRFID
  15. 15. Thank you! e: mick@libraryrfid.co.uk w: http://www.libraryrfid.co.uk t: +44 7786 625544 : @libraryrfid LibraryRFID

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