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The Complete RFID Handbook: A Manual and DVD for Assessing, Implementing, and Managing Radio Frequency Identification Technologies in Libraries
Diane Marie Ward
Item Number: 978-1-55570-602-9
 
Publisher: ALA Neal-Schuman
Price: $80.00
 
 
 
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261 pages
8.5 x 11
ISBN-13: 978-1-55570-602-9
Published date: 2007-01-01


To RFID -- Radio Frequency IDentification -- or not to RFID is one of the hottest debates in libraries today. 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. Diane Marie Ward, one of the nation’s foremost experts in this area, shows you how to:

* Develop a plan for specific types of libraries (public, academic, special, government, and more)
* Solicit a request for proposal
* Work with vendors
* Implement and maintain your system
* Assure patron privacy
* Market new services
* Educate staff and patrons
* Assess the success of your program



This easy-to-understand manual includes detailed information on both equipment (tags, readers, security gates, networks) and uses (inventory, self-check in and out, material handling and sorting, security). The companion DVD demonstrates the technology’s use in libraries that have already implemented it and can be used for both presentations to decision making boards and committees as well as a staff training tool.