Value of RFID in library management system

Sule Itir Satoglu*, Alp Ustundag, Mehmet Serdar Kilinc

*Corresponding author for this work

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Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can find a wide range of application areas in many sectors such as automotive, logistics, retail, healthcare, and libraries. RFID can provide long-term benefits to libraries in process, traceability, and security. It can enhance existing barcode systems by providing additional features such as automatic checkout and return while adding security against theft. RFID will reduce lost books and create savings in time spent searching for books shelved in incorrect locations. Stock-taking can be reduced to a simple walk down an isle as the RFID tags are read while they are still on the shelf. In this study, the architectural framework and the functionalities of components of an RFID-based library information system are described. A theoretical cost–benefit analysis of RFID application in libraries is presented. The application of this technology in a major Turkish library will be analyzed with respect to its costs and benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Value of RFID
Subtitle of host publicationBenefits Vs. Costs
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781447143451
ISBN (Print)9781447143444
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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