From Primary Research: Survey of Use of RFID in Libraries
The complete report is fee-based but a few selected findings, table of contents, and a list of sources in this news release.
- In libraries that have already employed RFID, a mean of 85.27% of all physical collection items are tracked with this technology
- Libraries with budgets between $1,000,000 and $5,000,000 spent a mean of $96,517 (US) on RFID readers, wands, conveyors, gate sensors and other technology.
- 26.67% of libraries using the technology said that it has led to less patron theft.
- The possibility of interference or erroneous check-out caused by RFID tag proximity with multiple patrons is not a consideration for 33.8% of libraries and is a modest issue for about 49.3%.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.