Digital Era of RFID in Library Automation
In this the digital world, all wants to stay up-to-date with the latest technology. Hence, libraries use RFID by replacing the barcodes on library items. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically find and track tags attached to objects.
RFID Library System
The components of RFID system are:
- RFID Tag – These are the main part of the RFID system on which the whole RFID is dependent as they are fixed at the back cover of every book available in the library. This tag consists of a chip and an antenna.
- RFID Reader – A reader examines the tags and enables data capture of the specific item. They give a signal as they enter into contact with the tag.
- RFID Gate – RFID gate installed in the library act as an anti-theft by not letting the students take the book without issuing it.
- RFID label printer – It is used to print the labels for the books.
- Self Issuing Kiosk – This system provides the facility of self-issue of the book with the help of a wireless system installed in the library.
- DropBox – Is the facility of returning a book in the Dropbox held in the library.
Moreover, this system is also known as the advance library software of the library. In an RFID system, atomized borrowing and returning of books are processed. It reduces the workload of a librarian. It saves a lot of time for students with fast circulation. The RFID based library management system has replaced the traditional library system as well as the bar code library system to a great extent.
It is a complete one in all solution to all the problems faced in a library. It is an effective way of checking items of the library in and out. It gives a wide exposure to the students to know shelf management and understand the new RFID library system. This system makes the library more advanced and informative.