The IT Section has established an RFID working group. The role of this working group will be to review, discuss and publicise developments in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) for Libraries. This includes:
- Technological developments
- Issues of privacy and confidentiality
- Conference sessions in the annual IFLA congress to promote RFID discussion.
- Application of RFID in libraries.
RFID, as a tracking system is most popular in libraries as a means of self-checkout and stock management. However, RFID can also be used for client cards (smart cards) and smartphone/RFID integration.
See: RFID SIG website
An important development is the publication in 2011 of the ISO 28560 standards for a data model for RFID.
- Chair: Frank Seeliger. firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-chair: Edmund Balnaves. email@example.com
Information and documentation – RFID in libraries – Part 2: Encoding of RFID data elements based on rules from ISO/IEC 15962
RFID in libraries – ISO 2856060
Inter-operability standards & data mode
RFID in U.S. Libraries
NISO (2008) December 2007
- Ayre, Lori (2004). Position Paper: RFID and Libraries
Butters, Alan (2010). Data sets, profiles and standards: creating interoperability & adding value to RFID within Australian libraries
VALA2010, Melbourne Feb 2010
- Gorman, Martin (2001). Privacy in the Digital environment-issues for libraries
- Lindquist, Matts (2003) RFID in libraries – introduction to the issues
Ward, Matt (2006). RFID: Frequency, standards, adoption and innovation
JISC Technology and Standards Watch, May 2006