Posted by Lori Ayre on June 9, 2013

I'll be at the New Berlin Public Library June 26th to talk about RFID.  AFter the morning session, described below, we'll have a few hours in the afternoon for open discussion.  Members of the Waukesha County Federated Library System, Eastern Shores Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, and also UW-Milwaukee SOIS are invited!

Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon  Please register by Friday, June 21

RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) is the latest technology used in libraries to identify materials (like barcodes) and to detect theft (like EM strips). It also speeds up staff check-outs and check-ins, simplifies patron self check-outs and self check-ins, and simplifies electronic inventorying and shelf searching. Sounds great, but is this the right solution for my library? What are all of the components of an RFID system? What are the advantages and disadvantages of switching to RFID? Are there any standards that apply? Who are the vendors and what are the differences between vendors and products to be aware of? Come to this very informative presentation to find answers to these questions and a lot more.