Stefan Niesner (University of Applied Sciences, Department of Information Management):
RFID in Libraries
Wednesday, July 14th, 6:00pm, MF-50-1, MediaDocks
The lecture gives an introduction on basics, features and
applications of RFID-technology (Radio Frequency Identfication)
in libraries and lists some potential benefits. In a RFID-system
an RFID-label is affixed to books and other library materials.
The microchip on the label contains data about the book, and
this data is read by a scanner and then sended to the library
computer system. The most important features of such an
RFID-system are stack processing, transferability of data
and the re-writeable microchip.
In libraries RFID-systems can be used for charging, theft
detection and inventory. Benefits are a faster charging process,
more possibilities in self services, and a periodically practicable
inventory. The lecture closes with a look on actual problems
(cost, standardization, data protection/privacy rights).
Stefan Niesner studied Libraries with a special focus on library
management at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne,
where he is now working as a scientific research assistent at the
Institute of Information Management.
He has professional experiences with library work in Cologne,
Dinslaken and Berlin and also worked for the Bertelsmann
Stiftung in GŁtersloh, Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne
and some other library oriented companies.