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?
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.
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.
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”.
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.