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:

  • Standards
  • 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.