Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Debuts RFID Self-Checkout System
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, New York has started using a self-checkout system that makes use of RFID technology, according to a local news report. In the past, if patrons wanted to check out a book or CD, they had to wait for a librarian to do it for them.
With the RFID stations in place, patrons are able to check out their own books, CDs and DVDs at the library. The new method also frees up staff to do other things, such as answering reference questions and getting materials back on the shelves sooner.
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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.