On RFID in Library books

June 02, 2004

Cameron Sturdevant: No RFID for Library Books:

The chief librarian of the San Francisco Public Library is considering spending almost $1 million over two years to replace bar codes and magnetic strips with RFID tags on books, videos and other library materials. Although I appreciate City Librarian Susan Hildreth's desire to streamline the check-in/check-out process, I think using RFID tags is a bad idea.
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Why?

It seems the debate over library RFID systems is cloudy at best- unproven systems with unproven consequences.

Librarian Laura Smart of LibraryRFID wrote an excellent breakdown of the issue.

Posted by: John Wehr at June 3, 2004 07:10 AM
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