Chapter 1: Library RFID Systems for Identification, Security, and Materials Handling

Lori Bowen Ayre


Chapter 1 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 48, no. 5) “RFID in Libraries: A Step toward Interoperability” discusses RFID systems being used by libraries today, which include tags, readers, and software. Libraries place tags in books and other library material to speed materials handling functions such as check-in and check-out and to provide security for the items. This chapter introduces the technology and explains how it is currently used in libraries.

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