RFID LIBRARY AUTOMATION SYSTEM – CNU Library procured the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology system worth more than 5.5 Million pesos, comprised of 1 unit Dual Doorway RFID Security Gate, 2 units each for RFID Encoder and Scanner Kit, Reader with BT Kit, 1 unit Blade Scanner, the Self-Return RFID Electronic Book Drop and the 25,000pcs RFID HF Tags.
Radio-Frequency Identification System (RFID) is a wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information. This RFID technology offers an opportunity for CNU Library to develop applications to make a library operate more efficiently. RFID functionalities are applied in these areas namely, asset tracking, shelf management of resources, self-service & self-sufficiency and security. Some tangible benefits in using RFID systems can be measured in some ways by cost savings, visibly shorter lines, time savings, decrease in repetitive stress injury complaints and ability to locate misplaced or thought missing items. Intangible benefits represent things that are measured qualitatively such as user satisfaction, less frustrated patrons, service excellence, reputation for exemplary shelf management, staff and user confidence in the system to name a few.