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Application of RFID technology in intelligent library management

As readers’ requirements for the quality of library services continue to increase. Continuously improving service quality, strengthening internal management, and improving work efficiency in library management services have become important work optimizations. The use of RFID technology can reduce the workload of the staff, combined with the RFID system to achieve automatic book circulation management. RFID can realize automatic book borrowing/returning, ensuring the safety of book information, and improving the circulation efficiency of book borrowing/returning. RFID technology is applied in intelligent library management.

Build a network operating environment for the RFID intelligent library collection management system and deploy corresponding RFID hardware equipment. It is used to identify, track, and protect all the materials in the library, and realize the functions of book borrowing and returning, ordering, searching, and inventory counting through the RFID system, which greatly improves the efficiency of library materials processing. The emergence of RFID intelligent library management system, Development, maturity, and wide application have completely solved the problems that libraries currently need to solve.

RFID is a non-contact intelligent and automatic identification technology. It mainly transmits, receives, and processes radio frequency signals to identify target objects so as to obtain and process data to achieve intelligent and automated processing. After libraries adopt RFID technology, the circulation of library materials will be greatly improved. The RFID system can support borrowing/returning multiple books at the same time, which greatly improves the efficiency of book management and facilitates the work of staff.

In recent years, with the maturity of RFID technology, the decline of tag prices, the acceleration of reading speed, and the improvement of security performance, the application of RFID technology has become more and more widespread. RFID technology is not just a simple bar code substitute. Its systematic application will bring a revolutionary impact to the library’s entire workflow, traditional services and management models, and trigger a new business process reorganization, which will promote the development of library automation. , The service function is further enhanced. Compared with the traditional barcode plus magnetic stripe method, its advantages are mainly manifested in the following four aspects:

1. Improve the efficiency of book borrowing and returning. When borrowing and returning books with traditional barcode and magnetic stripe technology, the staff still needs to open the book’s front page to find the barcode, and then scan and demagnetize it. The borrowing and returning efficiency is relatively low. After adopting RFID technology, the RFID smart tag reader reads information in a non-contact manner, and with the help of the anti-collision function of RFID technology, it can read and identify multiple books at the same time, thereby improving the efficiency of borrowing and returning and the ability of readers to receive .

2. Improved service level. With the self-service book borrowing and returning peripheral equipment, readers can find the shelf number of the book in the network system, quickly and accurately find the book they need, and go through the book borrowing and return procedures by themselves, which brings convenience to the reader. The library can readjust the saved human resources so that more librarians can shift from traditional management work to serving readers or other value-added services.

3. Strengthened collection management. In the open-shelf library, as a book management staff, it usually takes a lot of energy to find books and periodicals that are messy or wrong, and sort them. The workload and work intensity are relatively large. By entering the shelf information of books into the RFID system, the staff can use the handheld reader to find out the information of the disordered books in time during the daily shelf patrol, thus making the shelf arrangement and the whole shelf work quite easy. In addition, the use of RFID technology can also simplify the book inventory work of library managers.

4, strengthen the anti-theft monitoring capabilities. Traditional magnetic stripe anti-theft systems often have many unreal theft situations such as false alarms and false alarms for unclean degaussing. The RFID access control system can use the integrated reader to determine whether the checked book is illegally entrained or the borrowing record misses the book, and then determines whether to make an alarm action, reducing the rate of false alarms and false alarms.

The use of RFID system technology in libraries is the current main development trend, and it has also become an important information technology pavement for the realization of intelligent, automated, and efficient library management. RFID book management can not only track and manage book resources, but also protect the safety of library books. When managing book resources, the staff can quickly and efficiently manage book borrowing/returning and other tasks through simple operations, realizing the rapid circulation of book resources and data information.



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