RFID Based Library Management System: The Benefits and Challenges
New Age Ecosystem for Empowering Trade, Industry and Society, Eds., Pawan K. Chugan, Deepak Srivastava, Nikunj Patel and Nirmal C. Soni, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, for Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India. Jan. 2016, ISBN: 978-93-85777-08-0, pp. 219-231.
13 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2016 Last revised: 11 Apr 2016
Date Written: January 2016
Library is a place where knowledge resides, in the form of books, journals, and audio visuals such as CDs and DVDs. The management and maintenance of a library is a very crucial and time consuming task. Since long, libraries have been using Barcode technology for the maintenance of books and other documents available for the customer. But the Barcode technology has its own limitation regarding the time consumed and security. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is one of the latest technologies being used by libraries. RFID technology does not require line of sight to detect the target and hence it makes detecting documents (digital or print) easier and quick. RFID based Library Management System comes with many benefits, but cost is a big challenge for its adoption. This paper discusses RFID based Library Management System, with its various benefits and challenges.
Note: This paper was presented at the 19th Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM 2016) on the theme of “Empowering Trade, Industry and Society in challenging and competitive Environment” organized by the Institute of Management, Nirma University (IMNU), Ahmedabad, India during Jan. 7-9, 2016. Paper is uploaded with the permission of IMNU and its contents may be cited with its source for academic purpose such as the brief quotations embodied in critical reviews and certain other non-commercial uses as permitted by copyright law. However, the copyright of this paper remains with (IMNU) and its permission is necessary for any commercial use.
Keywords: RFID Technology, Library Management System, Library Automation
JEL Classification: A00, G21, D80, L15, L63, L86, M14, M31
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