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Smart Barcodes: Planning for RFID and Related Privacy Issues

AALL Spectrum, November 2006

3 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2012  

Roberta F. Studwell

Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Thomas R. Boone

Georgetown University Law Center

Date Written: June 13, 2006

Abstract

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

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

Roberta F. Studwell (Contact Author)

Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ( email )

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Thomas R. Boone

Georgetown University Law Center ( email )

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Washington, DC 20001
United States

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