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