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3M Library Systems is proud to have helped many fine libraries with their productivity, security and information management needs.

Browse our case study library to what products and solutions were found for diffent libraries. This is also your chance to find out why you, too, should make 3M your library partner for success.

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RFID Whitepapers

RFID 601

RFID 601

You’ve decided it’s right for your library system and you’d like to start moving toward implementation. How do you decide what kind of RFID system works for you? How do you go about funding and implementing that system? And how do you protect your investment?

PDF, 307KB
 
RFID 501

RFID 501

This is an exciting time in the evolution of RFID (radio frequency identification) technology for libraries. National and international committees will soon finalize a number of important standards. The new standards will improve the interoperability and flexibility of library RFID systems and make the technology even more valuable.

PDF, 378KB
 
RFID 401

RFID 401

Your library collection will last a long time. Your RFID tags need to last just as long. Even ISO compliance doesn't guarantee tag reliability or longevity.

PDF, 387KB
 
RFID 301

RFID 301

A detailed look at a critical part of RFID technology— RFID tags. Learn about tag characteristics, differences, standards, quality concerns and security issues.

PDF, 447KB
 
RFID 201

RFID 201

The second part of the series explores the basics of what RFID technology is and discusses the potential and risks for your library and the benefits for your customers.

PDF, 282KB
 
RFID 101

RFID 101

Do you need RFID? What is it? How does it work? The first part in the RFID Education Series gives you the basics of RFID and provides four reasons to invest in RFID (and three reasons to wait).

PDF, 247KB
 

Local Case Studies

The Australian Commonwealth Parliamentary Library’s success story

The Australian Commonwealth Parliamentary Library’s success story

Based in Canberra, the Parliamentary Library is part of the Department of Parliamentary Services. According to Gaik Khong, Director of Collection Management, the Library continuously seeks innovative ways to achieve its vision of becoming the Australian Parliament’s leading resource for supporting the Parliamentary process by providing senators, members, their staff and Parliamentary committees with quality information, analysis and advice.

PDF, 42KB
 
Altona Meadows takes flight with RFID

Altona Meadows takes flight with RFID

Hobsons Bay Libraries support a growing population of 83,000 through a network of four branches, 61 staff (31 Equivalent Full Time) and a floating collection of 156,600 items. Their mission is to be a “gateway to knowledge, lifelong learning, increased opportunities and social support for all in Hobsons Bay”.

PDF, 226KB
 
Redcliffe City Library implements 3M™ One-Tag RFID System

Redcliffe City Library implements 3M™ One-Tag RFID System

Redcliffe, the traditional home of the Ningi Ningi people, became Queensland’s first European settlement in 1824. Located 35 minutes north of Brisbane it is home to a growing population of 50,000 people. At its heart is Redcliffe City Library, one of the busiest libraries in Queensland with more than 6,000 patrons passing through its doors every week. The library houses a collection in excess of 140,000 items, with an average weekly circulation of 30,500 items.

PDF, 139KB