November 26, 2015

A $1.2 Million Dollar Project Will Bring RFID Tags to Books in the Halifax Public Libraries Collection

From The Chronicle Herald (Halifax, NS):

The $1.2-million tagging system could also automate part of book returns, since the tags can be scanned through the covers as they move along a conveyor belt, said the chief executive officer for the regional library system.

Judith Hare said the radio frequency identification tags could also help the library manage staff costs in upcoming years, which accounts for about $16.98-million of the department’s proposed 2013-14 budget.


The library also plans to invest in new software this year to keep tabs on the borrowing patterns at the branches across Halifax Regional Municipality.

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