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RFID implementation in libraries

Introduction

There is never a ‘best time’ to adopt any new technology – today’s facilities are always better, cheaper and faster than yesterday’s, but whatever is bought today is almost guaranteed to have been superseded by something even more ideal by the time tomorrow comes. In the end, we just have to proceed when the time seems right for us – when what is available will adequately fulfill the requirements for the short to medium term.

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is currently gathering a lot of interest within many industrial sectors and particularly in the case of a library enabling some of the more simplistic tasks such as checkout and check-in. Libraries have implemented RFID applications in ...

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