AALL Spectrum, November 2006
3 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2012
Date Written: June 13, 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.
Keywords: RFID Tags, Smart Bar Codes
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Studwell, Roberta F. and Boone, Thomas R., Smart Barcodes: Planning for RFID and Related Privacy Issues (June 13, 2006). AALL Spectrum, November 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2034451