RFID in Libraries Comments http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress Tracking library applications and privacy implications of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) en Sun, 26 Dec 2004 12:42:36 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=1.2 by: Laura Quilter http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=72#comments Tue, 15 Jun 2004 11:31:41 -0400 19:72@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress The Samuelson Clinic will be discussing RFID in connection with information goods, including library applications. The Samuelson Clinic will be discussing RFID in connection with information goods, including library applications.

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by: Randal http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=70#comments Fri, 11 Jun 2004 21:10:04 -0400 18:70@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress Hi Laura The “nifty spreadsheet” no longer works… unless some server/router problem occurred while tyring to download. Keep up the good work. Hi Laura

The “nifty spreadsheet” no longer works… unless some server/router problem occurred while tyring to download.

Keep up the good work.

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by: Oleg Boyarsky http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=46#comments Fri, 21 May 2004 18:06:34 -0400 14:46@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress Although I am a bit biased towards self-checkout systems, the issue of staff effects shouldn’t be ignored. True, the initial thrust of any automation is personnel reduction/replacement/elimination. But, if that is the only reason for installing self-checkout, or any type of automation, then whoever decided this hasn’t done due dilligence. The true purpose of automation is to provide enhanced service (be able to do more), better experience, faster response, less theft …etc. not to directly reduce staff.. Often, libraries take a passive role to self-checkout, thinking that once they install, patrons will automatically be drawn to it…not so. Libraries must actively promote and encourage any kind of radical change of this nature..my 2 cents :) Although I am a bit biased towards self-checkout systems, the issue of staff effects shouldn’t be ignored. True, the initial thrust of any automation is personnel reduction/replacement/elimination. But, if that is the only reason for installing self-checkout, or any type of automation, then whoever decided this hasn’t done due dilligence. The true purpose of automation is to provide enhanced service (be able to do more), better experience, faster response, less theft …etc. not to directly reduce staff.. Often, libraries take a passive role to self-checkout, thinking that once they install, patrons will automatically be drawn to it…not so. Libraries must actively promote and encourage any kind of radical change of this nature..my 2 cents :)

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by: RFID Log http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=54#comments Fri, 14 May 2004 18:37:19 -0400 17:54@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress I hope that these types of developments will help to dispel the notion that RFID is useless for widespread tracking. If the range contines to grow at this rate, privacy issues will need to be seriously adressed lest RFID face a full scake public backlash. I hope that these types of developments will help to dispel the notion that RFID is useless for widespread tracking. If the range contines to grow at this rate, privacy issues will need to be seriously adressed lest RFID face a full scake public backlash.

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by: Kathleen Kanarski http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=54#comments Thu, 13 May 2004 12:13:06 -0400 16:54@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress The note about “tag reader with 11′ range developed” is wrong. The article says 11 METERS. That’s well over 33 feet (give or take). The note about “tag reader with 11′ range developed” is wrong. The article says 11 METERS. That’s well over 33 feet (give or take).

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by: Deborah Doyle http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=50#comments Mon, 10 May 2004 13:20:17 -0400 15:50@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress You are correct. The reporter got it wrong. The SF Library Commission did NOT approve the use of Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs) in the library at its May 6 meeting. The Commission merely authorized SFPL to include enough funds in the 2004–05 budget to continue exploring this new technology. In fact, the Commission stated in the strongest terms that the item’s inclusion in the budget in no way commits the library to RFIDs. Even this budget request is subject to approval by the Mayor and Supervisors. The Commission also specifically directed SFPL to continue to work closely with privacy and technology experts such as the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation as it moves forward. You are correct. The reporter got it wrong.

The SF Library Commission did NOT approve the use of Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs) in the library at its May 6 meeting. The Commission merely authorized SFPL to include enough funds in the 2004–05 budget to continue exploring this new technology. In fact, the Commission stated in the strongest terms that the item’s inclusion in the budget in no way commits the library to RFIDs. Even this budget request is subject to approval by the Mayor and Supervisors.

The Commission also specifically directed SFPL to continue to work closely with privacy and technology experts such as the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation as it moves forward.

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by: Claire Boyer http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=5#comments Thu, 6 May 2004 03:59:55 -0400 2:5@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress We are the leading manufacturer of RFID cards, tickets and labels. Where shoud I send our press releases? THank you, We are the leading manufacturer of RFID cards, tickets and labels. Where shoud I send our press releases?

THank you,

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by: K.G. Schneider http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=46#comments Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:42:37 -0400 13:46@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress Maybe libraries would prefer to spend their money elsewhere–books, reference, etc? Maybe libraries would prefer to spend their money elsewhere–books, reference, etc?

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by: Margaret hazel http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=15#comments Wed, 21 Apr 2004 11:10:16 -0400 7:15@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress Hmm, on closer reading, he says that the plastic sticky covering on the RFID tag was the problem, that it warped the CD. I suspect that was a library add-on, not a part of the RFID tag itself. Hmm, on closer reading, he says that the plastic sticky covering on the RFID tag was the problem, that it warped the CD. I suspect that was a library add-on, not a part of the RFID tag itself.

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by: K.G. Schneider http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress/index.php?p=37#comments Fri, 16 Apr 2004 13:37:39 -0400 10:37@http://www.libraryrfid.net/wordpress Laura, happy to chat about blogroll. give a holler and I’ll walk you through it, by phone if you like. Laura, happy to chat about blogroll. give a holler and I’ll walk you through it, by phone if you like.

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