Smart Barcodes: Planning for RFID and Related Privacy Issues
Roberta F. Studwell
Ave Maria School of Law; Charlotte School of Law; Thomas M. Cooley Law School; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Thomas R. Boone
Harvard Law School
June 13, 2006
AALL Spectrum, November 2006
We’re being challenged to think about implementing a new technology once again. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology hit the library scene in 1999, but few law libraries are using it. This seems counter intuitive, since RFID presents libraries with the unique ability to inventory and manage library resources more effectively and efficiently. Given the multi-volume nature of our collections and the annual costs of performing shelf reading tasks and locating and possibly replacing lost or missing materials, it appears at first blush that more law libraries would jump on the RFID bandwagon. However cost and privacy are two reasons many law libraries may never move forward with this new technology.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 3
Keywords: RFID Tags, Smart Bar CodesAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 4, 2012
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