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RFID in Libraries: The Vision, the Reality, and the Roadmap

Date : Sep 10, 2003
Start Time : 12 p.m. Eastern
Length : 00:58:18

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Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has been receiving a lot of attention lately in newspapers, journal articles, and at library shows. In this presentation, we will explain the basics of this technology, the reasons why it is receiving so much current attention, and some of the key questions librarians need to ask as they consider the value this technology might bring to their libraries.

We will discuss what the technology can and cannot do and how it can improve staff productivity in circulation and collection management, streamline operations, and enhance patron service. We will conclude with a discussion of how the technology is likely to evolve over the next few years.

Becky Anderson ?3M

Becky Anderson is a Marketing Manager with 3M's Library Systems group. She is also a member of 3M's RFID product development team, with a focus on library applications. Prior to joining 3M Library Systems last year, Becky worked as a library manager and a reference librarian for 18 years. Becky has an MLS degree from Rutgers University.

Chester Piotrowski ?3M

Dr. Chester Piotrowski is a Division Scientist in the Security Systems Division of 3M. He has worked in a number of different technology areas, including electronic sensors, magnetic materials and devices, thin films, and intelligent transportation systems. Most recently, he has been the technical leader of the 3M Library Systems radio frequency identification program. Chet has a Ph.D. in physics.