Presentation on theme: "RfLiMS RFID Library Management and Security System."— Presentation transcript:
1 rfLiMSRFID Library Management and Security System
2 The ConcernBooks CDs and Journals account for the majority of library materialDatabases for catalogue and search have significantly improvedAutomation of materials handling remains in the stone ageMis-shelved books, poor inventory accuracyIncreased material handling time/costsLong lines at circulation desksRemoval of book/tape/CD from the libraryInefficient use of trained staffA way to automate the handling of library materials that:Reduces manual handling timeIncreases inventory accuracyIs more efficient than bar codesTakes care of security requirementsThe dilemma – how can library staff spend more time with the visitors when they spend most of their day coping with the avalanche of materials in transit?We need a solution, where technology actually buys time and productivity…
3 Barcodes We need a technology that … The Saviour The main reasons for considering new technologies are the potential for cost savings and the management of material flows.BarcodesWe need a technology that …- Is more efficient than bar codes- Reduces manual handling time- Improve inventory process- Provide security to library itemsIs Technology The Saviour We NeedWhat is RFID anyway and how do we establish a balanced view of its usefulness and value…simply points at the databaseWe needRFID (Radio Frequency IDentification)
4 How RFID works ? Reader broadcasts signal through antenna Antenna reads the data and sends to readerReader sends data/info to computer for processingAntennaReaderComputer sends event based data to be stored on tagThe Charged tag sends identifying response back to the readerHost ComputerPolyethylene MediaTag receives signal and gets chargedTagChipCopper coil antenna
5 RFID – Key AttributesTags for libraries last for the lifetime of the books or other material to which it is attachedElectronic information can be over-written repeatedlyUnlike barcodes, RFID tags can be read;-Through desktops and book covers (no line of sight is required)In any orientation to the reader/antennaWhile movingSeveral at a timeFrom distances of several feet to the antennaRFID improves library workflow, staff productivity and customer service with these attributesAbility to conduct inventory counts without removing books from the shelves, is what really separates RFID from preceding technologies such as barcodes Barcode limitation is no signal feed for anti-theft systems
6 RFID over Barcodes Feature RFID Tags Barcodes Read more than one item at a timeYesNoRead while item is movingUser ProgrammableLine of site read not requiredLifetime guaranteeSturdy in harsh environmentsAble to resist water damageBuilt-in securityInventory without handling itemsAble to locate specific items on shelvesUse with automatic returns units
7 System Components RFID Tags Performance ? Specifications Paper thin labelPlaced inconspicuously on the inside cover of each bookin a library’s collectionConsists of an etched antenna and a tiny chip which stores vital iteminformation including a unique ID numberProvides identification and security in a single tagPassword protected anti-theft security bitSpecificationsChip- Philips I-Code SLI-L13.56 MHz FrequencyISO 15693,bits Read / Write MemoryMaximum Read Range : 1 meterAnti-collision (Multi-read)Performance ?
8 10 Years Guarantee ! System Components RFID Tags Specifications Paper thin labelPlaced inconspicuously on the inside cover of each bookin a library’s collectionConsists of an etched antenna and a tiny chip which stores vitalbibliographic data including a unique ID numberProvides identification and security in a single tagPassword protected anti-theft security bit10 Years Guarantee !50 x 50 mmRound 35 mmSpecificationsChip- Philips I-Code SLI-L13.56 MHz FrequencyISO 15693,Passive Tag1024 bits Read / Write MemoryMaximum Read Range : 1.5 meterAnti-collision (Multi-read)45 x 76 mm
9 Components contd.. RFID Patron Card Patron Card Printer • MHz, ISO standard size: 85,7 x 54 mm Laminated PVC (flexi/hard)Unique ID eliminates risk of duplicate cardsPersonalized with relevant information about the Library member likemembership No. etcCompatible with other auto-id systems – access control, ePayment,eAttendance etcPatron Card PrinterColor dye sublimation and monochrome thermal transferPrint speed of 150 cards/hour in color and 1,000 cards/hour in monochromePrint head resolution: 300 dpieMedia Card Designer Software Standard Edition for designingand editing badges
10 Components contd.. Multipurpose Staff Station Tagging Station • Versatile unit that operate as a circulation desk or tag encoding stationMultiple simultaneous checkouts, checkins and renewals• Arm / Disarm Library items• Identify the borrower using RFID Patron Cards• Tagging of new library items• Programming RFID Patron CardsTagging StationThe Tag Programming Station simplifies the move to RFID.• Convert existing material to RFID quickly and easily; more than 3items per minute• Program RFID patron cards and update the information in the ILSSystem database• Processes bar code & RFID Tags
11 Components contd.. Self Check Station Enables library patrons to manage their own transactions easily and efficientlySimplifies the checkout, checkin and renewal processIntegrated return bin option provides item return facilityCommunication through SIP2 circulation protocolIntegrated touch screen and receipt printerOptional inbuilt Currency AcceptorHeight adjustable self service workstations for the disabledThe Patron Self-Check Station provides a powerful, flexible package that enables library patrons to manage their own transactions easily and efficiently. It simplifies the checkout, checkin and renewal process, helps eliminate waiting lines, ensures patron privacy and increases patron satisfaction.The Self Check Station is available in a number of ergonomic designs.
12 Components contd.. Self Check-In Drop Box The Book Drop Station can be placed at any convenient location to enable patrons to return their items anytime, even after the library is closed. The loans are instantaneously cancelled, patrons may immediately borrow again.SIP2 circulation protocol• Reactivates security bit• Provides return receiptsDepressible Receiving Cart
13 Components contd.. Wireless Inventory Management System Cordless RFID reader and mobile computer (PDA) combines convenience with versatility and provides advanced capabilities -• Fast, efficient inventory• Locates misplaced volumes• Arm / disarm item (optional)Unique feature of marking items for bindery during inventory• Individual and Multiple item search with audio-visual signalmost difficult and disliked function in libraries is inventory control and shelf management.
14 Components contd.. Security Gates Security Station Most modern detection algorithm that constantly detects any unauthorized item removal.Covers approximately 1 meter wide pathway with no orientation limitsVariable gate width of up to 1.80 m (2 x 90 cm)• Visual and audible alarms at unauthorized item being taken out• Anti-collision featureSecurity StationPlaced at the exit gates, provides an alternate solution for security using RFID tags.• Manned Station at the library exit gates• Quick and easy detection of item circulation status• Provides fool-proof security with less investment
15 Components contd.. Sorting Station RFID Server Improve service for patrons and simplify work for library staff by automating material handling tasks.• Automated round the clock check-in• Automated Materials Sorting by shelving locations• Expandable due to modular structure• Reduces turnaround time of item shelvingRFID ServerCentral Control Unit for all the RFID stations in the local network.Primary database serverActs as a backup server in case of LMS connection failure• Web based Admin Console• Monitor and configure RFID workstations, view inventory reports etc.• Define Access Control Levels to the users of Multipurpose Staff Station etc.
16 StandardsThe main standards pertaining to library RFID areSIP2 (Standard Interchange Protocol V2)ISO andSIP2 manages the communication between the RFID system and the automated library systemISO defines the physical characteristics, air interface, and communication protocol which will be employed with the MHz RFID tags used in librariesBenefitsSIP2 makes interfacing with the Library Software fast and seamlessISO tags are available from a range of suppliers; not locked into purchasing from a single supplierScalable solution to realize the full potential of fast-evolving RFID technology
17 Benefits for library management and staff Reduced time and labor for checking-in and checking-out materialsSignificant reduction in time spent doing inventory and stock verificationStock verification without closing the libraryReduced time and labor spent searching for misplaced / lost itemsIncreased circulation through self-check, leaving staff for moremeaningful value-added servicesLesser staff at the circulation desk during a busy periodLess number and value of lost items for a specified time periodLess maintenance cost due to lifetime guarantee of RFID tags
18 Benefits for library users Faster, easier and convenient to use Shorter waiting time at circulation deskHigher availability of library items due to faster book turnover24-hours return facility of library itemsFaster and accurate re-shelving; patrons can find items wherethey should be, hence quicker and more satisfying serviceBetter library experience; more frequent visits
19 ServicesDaphne brings the key elements of the whole solution together to provide end-to-end solution for your librariesProject Management / Co-ordinationTagging of library items / Data entrySystem InstallationTesting & commissioningIntegration to LMSOne year free warranty & ongoing servicesTagging Station on leasePatron Cards Printer, on demand printer rolls