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Radio frequency identification (RFID): time to take another look

Martin Zimerman (Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 30 May 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to show that there may currently be more motivation to move towards a modern RFID system for libraries

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of a literature review.

Findings

The author finds that prices for RFID chips and equipment have dropped significantly.

Practical implications]

In these harsh economic times libraries need to use purchasing funds wisely. RFID is a method of accomplishing more, possibly for less money.

Originality/value

With more personnel being laid off every day, libraries need to be innovative in using technology, and cost‐effective. RFID, once set up, can place the burden of cataloging, circulation and collection management on the computer rather than on staff.

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Citation

Zimerman, M. (2011), "Radio frequency identification (RFID): time to take another look", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 27 No. 2, pp. 146-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650751111135436

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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