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1 Deichman RFiD The invisible link from book to information system

2 RFID – Radio Frequency Identification Antenna Transponder Transceiver Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a wireless form of automated identification technology.

3 What is the magic? The antenna and the transponder are often combined together as a reader. The antenna use radio frequency waves to transmit a signal which activates the transponder. When activated the transmitter (tag) sends data back to the antenna.

4 Active and passive tags Passive RFID tags does not have it’s own powersource (battery). The tag uses the power in the radiowave. Small 0.4mm. x 0.4mm (2004) Transmission distance is from 10mm to 5m. Can in theory last forever Active RFID tags has it’s own powersource (battery) Can have more memory Bigger than passive tags Transmission distance is from 10mm to 100m. Store data from transceiver Battery may last for years

5 Why RFID? Price Size Maintenance Automatic Outlives the standard barcode tags Fast scanning of products

6 On site: Deichman Library Norway’s largest, most important library Items: Books, CD/DVD/VHS, papers, comics, genealogy Big changes ahead:  Moving to Vestbanehallen 2007/2008  Increasing use of IT; RFID Roger Evans (Deichman) claimed that there is over 1 million items at the library.

7 Security at Deichman library Thousands of books are stolen every year Electromagnetic tag vs RFID tag Security gate User-friendliness

8 Observation How does the library customer perceive the technology at the library? Age of the customers using the library … Other observations will be included in our further reports on Deichman.

9 11. What do you think about the use of technology at the library? (ie. Mediaworkshop and the ability to search for books on a computer)?

10 2. Age?

11 Philosophical foundations and research relevance: issues for information research History Philosophy Phenomenology Information science

12 Phenomenology How we structure knowledge from experience Focus on the human experience of the world and not on the world itself Seeks to understand how persons construct meaning from their experiences

13 Information Information Behavior Integration levels Macro Containers Meta Information

14 Relevance to RFID? From book to information system The meaning with technology Added functionality Human experience of the book with RFID

15 The Periscope Mobile artifact Non-obtrusive Micro-mobility Context Goals

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