The Kilbourn Public Library in Wisconsin is planning to tags its entire media collection – books, DVDs and CDs – with RFID technology to streamline facility operations, according to the a local news report.
Special gates equipped with RFID readers will be placed at each entrance and exit to monitor items leaving the building. The system can also alert staff is someone tries to take an item without having checked it out.
Additionally, the RFID system will help the library carry out its weekly inventory, as numerous items can be scanned at once. Tagging items would also save staff the time they spend serving people checking out the items.
The system could be up and running in the library as early as 2013 if funds are allocated for it in the library’s fiscal year.
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