This practical and straight-forward manual lays out all the information you need to make a decision about whether or not RFID belongs in your library - and how to select a vendor and implement the technology if the answer is yes.
Updated from Martin Palmer’s "Making the Most of RFID in Libraries", this new practical and straightforward book will help library managers decide whether RFID has anything to offer them and how to make the right choices for their institution. Offering an accessible starting point for people with no prior subject knowledge as well as expert advice for more experienced technology users,
Collecting several key documents and policy statements, this supplement to the ninth edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual traces a history of ALA's commitment to fighting censorship. Includes "RFID in Libraries - Privacy and Confidentiality Guidelines" from Trina Magis and Martin Garner (pp 233-239).
Find an easy to understand overview of current and potential RFID application in libraries, and start-to-finish guidance will teach you to work with vendors, choose a system, implement the technology, and understand all of the relevant standards, interoperability, privacy issues and staffing applications that come along with RFID.
Library Technology Reports (vol. 48 no.5) explains how RFID works for identification, security, and materials handling. It helps readers evaluate the costs and benefits of implementation. NISO recently approved a new standard for RFID which holds potential for interoperability. This issue of Library Technology Reports provides background on the evolution of the standard and discusses issues for libraries and their vendors in migrating to the new standards.