Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is widely used within the library industry because, when compared to traditional barcode and item security systems, RFID brings substantial cost and labor savings to the library workflow. These savings allow library staff to focus less on repetitive circulation tasks and more on patron engagement and outreach.
Every library RFID system includes the following four elements:
RFID tags do not require visual line of sight with the RFID antenna. Unlike barcode systems, an RFID antenna does not need line of sight in order to read RFID tags—the tags only need to be in range of the antenna.
RFID tags can be written with circulation and security information. Unlike barcodes, RFID tags can be written (and rewritten) to provide numerous bits of data, including item ID and security on/off settings. Security bits toggle automatically during circulation with no added steps and no magnetic strip.
RFID tags are paper thin and tamper resistant. An RFID tag is more resilient and long lasting than a barcode label and enjoys better protection from the elements when affixed onto the inside cover of an item.
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