VALA2008 Session 10 Butters

VALA Peer Reviewed PaperNew RFID technologies & standards – what does it all mean for your library?

VALA 2008 CONCURRENT SESSION 10: Enabling Technologies
Wednesday 6 February 2008 14:00 – 14:30
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Alan Butters

Principal Consultant, Sybis

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This paper explores practical issues of interest to libraries in two specific areas affecting RFID technology implementation the development of ISO standardisation and the debate over future technology platforms. Australian libraries are interested in knowing how they may plan for the emerging standardisation of the RFID tag data model and what this standardisation might mean for existing RFID systems. There is also growing debate about the relative merits of Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID systems, and whether this technology might form a future basis for library RFID systems.