RFID in the Vatican Library

June 18, 2004

The ResourceShelf reports and links to an Associated Press article in The Register-Guard: "Sounds like RFID has come to the Vatican Library".

Officials have started implanting computer chips in the 1.6 million books in the Vatican's collection. The chips communicate via radio wave with hand-held monitors, so librarians can tell if a book is missing.

"That is no small thing, because a book that's out of place is as if the book is lost," says Ambrogio Piazzoni, the library's deputy prefect.

The technology has been around for a few years. But the Vatican believes its "Pergamon" system, named for the ancient city in modern Turkey that housed one of the Old World's greatest libraries, marks the first time that the system has been applied to a library catalogue on a large scale.


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Posted by: Seret at June 24, 2004 05:36 PM

I AM A SOLE OWNER AND MAKER OF A VERY SMALL ROSARY BUSINESS IN BISBEE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THERE EXISTES A BOOK OUT THERE ONE HOW TO DATE ROSARIES? I TAKE IN ROSARIES FROM OUR LOCAL CATHOLIC CHURCH, YES I AM CATHOLIC, THAT PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ANY MORE OR ARE BROKEN OR ARE NO LONGER NEEDED OR WANTED AND I FIX THEM IF POSSIBLE AND GIVE THEM A PLACE OF HONOR IN MY HOME. I WOULD TO BE ABLE TO DATE SOME OF THE VERY OLD ROSARIES THAT I HAVE RECEIVED AND PUT THE INFORMATION WITH THE ROSARIES FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF MY FAMILY. IS THERE ANY HELP THAT YOU CAN GIVE ME AT ALL. I NEED A TITLE, AUTHOR, AND POSSIBLY AN ISBN NUMBER IF YOU HAVE ONE. I WOULD ALSO LOVE TO RECEIVE ANY ROSARIES FROM ROME THAT ANY ONE WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO MY WALL OF HONOR FOR ROSARIES. MY HOME ADDRESS IS ROGENE DRAKE
WILLOW TREE ARTS ROSARIES
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BISBEE, ARIZONA
85603-1015
UNITED STATES

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP.

SINCERELY ROGENE DRAKE


ALSO: CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT " TERRA CALACUMBA" MEANS?

Posted by: ROGENE DRAKE at June 27, 2004 05:22 PM
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