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Library Management System using RFID

Presentation Highlights
Overview of Current Library Management Systems Introduction of RFID

Why RFID for Libraries ?

Models and their Process flow Components of RFID System ( Hardware and Software ) Benefits of RFID for Library Management Advantages


Current Library Management System

Operated Manually Most Libraries are Staff intensive Large amount of Routine Procedures Difficult for Searching a specific book Card based Issue of Books

Technology Used
Barcode Technology for identification Very cost effective

Current Library Management System contd..

Drawbacks of Barcode Technology:
Barcode readers require a direct line of sight, using laser technology Scan and read one tag at a time and also time consuming Human intervention is required to scan a barcode It should be visible on the product for scanning Does not have read/write memory The readability of the barcode can be impaired by dirt, moisture, abrasion and packaging etc.. Less read range & Holds fixed and Limited data. Technology is old and outdated cannot read a bar code if there is any obstacle between the reader and the bar code

Introduction of RFID

Non line of sight technology for identification of objects Robust and reliable in tough environments Bulk detection Bidirectional communication Long read range Vulnerability to damage minimized Inventory efficiency Faster Return on investment (ROI)

Why RFID for Libraries ?

Reduces Staff stress and increases management efficiency Can help prevent theft Fastest, easiest, most efficient way to track, locate & manage library materials Efficient Book circulation & management Library inventory tracking in minutes instead of hours Multiple books can be read simultaneously Unique ID of the RFID tag prevents counterfeiting Automated material handling Faster Check-in / Check-out Longevity of Tags Shelf life equivalent to the Book

Components of RFID System ( Hardware and Software )


RFID for Libraries Proposed Models

Blaze proposes Three variants for implementation of RFID for Libraries: Model I : Basic RFID implementation for Small and Medium Libraries Model II : Advanced RFID based Library Management System for Medium sized Libraries Model III : Advanced RFID based LBMS with Security and Surveillance for Modern Large size Libraries

Model I : Basic RFID implementation for Small and Medium Libraries Key Components of Model - I

RFID Tag for Insertion Database Server

Handheld Reader for verification & Issuing Purpose



Model II :
Advanced RFID based Library Management System for Medium sized Libraries Key components of Model - II

RFID Tag for Insertion

Database Server

Handheld Reader for verification & Issuing

Anti-Theft Detection Door

Model II - Process Flow

Model III : Advanced RFID based LBMS with Security and Surveillance for Modern Large size Libraries

Key components of Model - II

RFID Tag for Insertion

Surveillance Camera

Database Server

Handheld Reader for verification & Issuing

Kiosk with PC

Anti-Theft Detection Door

Model III in operation

Model III Process Flow

Components of RFID Library Management System

HARDWARE RFID Hand held Reader Handheld Reader

RFID Hand Held reader - Integrated with long distance laser barcode scanner and provides with handwriting input, support signature capture function A compact and light weight hand held device Comfortable to use High storage capacity

Multi Functional (such as shelving, sorting, searching, weeding and reading)

Enhanced Security.

HARDWARE RFID Fixed reader

Fixed Reader
XR 480- works in your largescale RFID solution and enjoy maximum functionality for highperformance reading and writing and efficient radio frequency communication

Robust industrial-class platform

Support for 4 (XR440) or up to 8 (XR480) read points facilitates decreased deployment complexity and increased flexibility of RFID implementations Enterprise connectivity through control I/O ports

HARDWARE RFID Fixed reader Antenna RFID Antennas

AN 480- Contains Single Port, offers maximum performance and flexibility. The antenna offers the environmental sealing required to enable indoor and outdoor use Wide frequency range

Low axial ratio is nearly 50 percent lower and delivering a more uniform gain and better performance.

HARDWARE CCTV surveillance and DVR

DVR System Digital surveillance DVR kit Contains DVR, 4 cameras and a Monitor with cables. Long time recording of the data Break-ins and Theft Interactive Monitoring Provides so much protection and security

HARDWARE Security Alarm Systems

Security Alarm System

100% wireless configuration and installation Automatic dialing of 8 pre-set phone numbers Alarming detection area cue tone for remote monitoring Digital high-fidelity voice message recording, Interactive Monitoring Convenient operation by remote control

HARDWARE Security Alarm Systems

ALN-9640 Pre programmed with a unique, unalterable 64-bit serial number (ideal for authentication) User Memory can be Read Password protected 64-bit blocks, prohibiting unintended Reads without an access password Available in high-yield, high-capacity dry/wet inlay rolls for high volume converting processes

HARDWARE Biometric Access system

Face Recognition System

IFACE 302 - Integrated 630MHz high speed Multi-Bio processor and high definition infrared camera enables user identification in the dark environment. Multi-model communications includes RS232/485, TCP/IP, optional Wi-Fi or GPRS. Optional built-in 2000 mAh battery eliminates the trouble of power-failure Face Capacity: 400 (1:N) /700(1:G) /3000(1:1) ID Card Capacity: 10,000 Fingerprint Capacity:3,000

HARDWARE Book drop and Issue kiosk KEY COME Kiosk With PC
Kiosk with PC - stand alone multi protocol Self Check-in / Checkout kiosk primarily for self issue and return of books in Library. Frees staff to better service patrons Speeds up book check-in / checkout Reduces queuing time Provides patron privacy Better space planning

ERP solution + Database Maintenance
A low cost ERP solution will be chosen to manage the books in an efficient way with proper maintenance of database.

Software for Handheld reader This software is used to search the books, issue the books
and for the audit of the books.

Software for Fixed reader

This software is used for theft detection and the alarm goes ON if any such case of theft detected.

App for Sequence tag generation with encryption facility (EPC Generation)
This software generates EPC and prints the same onto the labels.


Every book should be tagged with RFID Inlays / Labels One or two Librarians will be responsible for the issue of the books and return of books in case of Model I. Where as Model II and III can be completely automated. RFID Hand held reader can be used to conduct audit process which will be helpful for inventory management of Library Searching of the books is very easy even in Large Libraries


Libraries: Stock management Improved patron services Flexibility and modularity Library Staff: Less time needed for circulation operations Efficient Inventory management Reducing Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI)

Patrons: Patrons will spend less time waiting in check-out lines by using Self Check in - Check out systems. Patrons find what they are looking for quickly & easily. Reminders for due dates allows patrons to submit borrowed materials in time. Uses of book drops & return chutes for returning library material, allows for flexible timings. RFID enabled patron cards allows for easy patron identification.

RFID technology is taking off in libraries at an increasingly rapid pace. It is easy to envision that, the RFID tag contents will increase in power, prices are expected to decline and tag will dramatically improve its efficiency, security and accuracy. Email: Tel: +91 40 6457 2220

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