Johnson County Library, Kan. is making the necessary preparations to install RFID equipment and add tags to its entire collection of books and audiovisual material.
The library will temporarily close its doors to begin tagging of materials. The project will assist staff to better manage the collection, reducing the number of lost and missing items, while also improving customer satisfaction.
The Antioch Library will be one of the first in the district to receive the system, following by the Lackman Library branch. Officials will then evaluate the project before moving on to the remainder of the county’s 13 locations.
The RFID system will help further help reduce mis-shelved or missing items, while adding support for the automatic check-in of books and other materials as they are returned. The automatic system will allow more staff time available to help patrons on the floor and lead to fewer mistakes in checking in/out materials.