RFID library technology is an upgrade from such technologies as electromagnetic and barcode, and is used for identification of items and enhancing library security. With the technology, you can have secured tags, alarmed exit gates and each item’s title available at a click of a button at the library attendant’s station. You can also use the same technology to self-check items in and out of the library. Here is a quick look at some of the RFID library solutions.
RFID Library Management Systems
RFID can be used for end to end library management by taking care of tasks like self check in and out, PC resource access and tagging books. Unlike the barcode and electromagnetic technology, RFID allows for faster scanning of the data in the tags and reduces the time customers have to stand on the line to check in and out or borrow a book. Besides, you can use the technology to automate the return of books and other materials thereby, speeding up the sorting and reshelving process. RFID scanners do not damage magnetic data types such as tapes.
RFID Library Anti-theft Detection and Security Systems
One of the biggest security threats in libraries is customers walking out with unchecked material, deliberately or accidentally. With the RFID library anti-theft systems, you can detect any unchecked item that is leaving the library accurately. RFID technology has higher accuracy than an electromagnetic system, which reduces the number of false alarms that you will get at the exit sensors. You can also use RFID cards for access control at the entrance. Each customer is issued with a card that they use to check into the library or certain sections of it. The staff can use the RFID cards to check in and out at the end of the day and access computer resources or management system in the library. If you are looking to automate your library, consider RFID technology solutions. They are reliable, easy to use and allow for centralised management of different tasks.