VALA2018 Session 12 Lewis


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Breaking the mould: challenging proprietary hardware in libraries

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 14:45 – 15:15

Daniel Lewis and Michelle McLean

Casey Cardinia Libraries

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With the building of a new library, Casey Cardinia Libraries (CCL) needed to ensure that it had the best library technology available, whilst meeting strict timelines and financial constraints. The options available, particularly with regards to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) equipment and software, did not suit what was intended for the new library, but as RFID equipment was necessary, a modern alternative needed to be found. CCL worked with its existing and emerging RFID vendors to explore alternatives to proprietary self-check hardware, enabling the library service to be more responsive to issues and more consistent with the use of equipment across all its libraries.


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