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Benefits of RFID technology for libraries: An Indian perspective

Library Herald Year : 2012, Volume : 50, Issue : 1 First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 14) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Benefits of RFID technology for libraries: An Indian perspective

Hasan Nabi Deputy Librarian, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi-110016, India. Email: hasan@library.iitd.ac.in

Abstract The paper provides an overview of Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology, its importance in the library management system and working. It describes the important components and their uses. The benefits of using the technology like self charging-discharging, renewing, high speed inventorying, theft detection, automated materials handling, reliability, people counter, etc. have been highlighted. The merits of RFID over Bar code and EM have been enumerated and the scope of the hybrid technology has been explored with special reference to Indian environment. The paper also lists the important RFID vendors and also the libraries, using the system in India.

Keywords RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, Library Security System, Library Authentication System, Tagging,Hasan Nabi.

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