October 26, 2021

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Debuts RFID Self-Checkout System

From RFIDNews: 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 […]

Standards: NISO Publishes Revised Recommended Practice for RFID in U.S. Libraries

From the National Information Standards Organization: The National Information Standards Organization announces the availability of RFID in U.S. Libraries (NISO RP-6-2012), a revision of the 2008 Recommended Practice that provides a set of practices and procedures to ensure interoperability among U.S. RFID implementations in libraries. By following these recommendations, libraries can ensure that an RFID […]

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 […]

"3M Branches Out with e-Readers for St. Paul Public Libraries"

From the St. Paul Pioneer Press: 3M Co.’s new cloud library system will touch down first in St. Paul. With its own 3M-branded e-reader and software that’s compatible with many tablet devices, the Maplewood-based industrial manufacturer is looking to expand its presence in libraries. The first step for that new business line comes next month, […]

"NISO Revised Recommended Practice for RFID in U.S. Libraries Available for Public Comment"

From the NISO Web Site: The National Information Standards Organization announces the availability of RFID in U.S. Libraries (NISO RP-6-201x) for a thirty day public comment period, beginning immediately and ending on June 9, 2011. This revision of the 2008 Recommended Practice recommends a set of practices and procedures to ensure interoperability among U.S. RFID […]