The application of LMS RFID technology will
improve the effectiveness and efficiency of total library system where
borrowing, returning and sorting of library books is automated with
minimal human intervention.
Each tag has a unique security feature that will
automatically alarm the librarian of any attempt to remove books from
the library without proper authorization.
To provide more convenience and faster service to
the library members is the mission in this application.
LMS The Process
Tagging & Verification Stations
This is where books are tagged and
the relevant data is written into the tag. Alternatively, data can be
keyed in from a PC connected to the tagging station.
These are staffed issue points where the scanner is located under the
counter. There is no equipment visible other than a screen. The
borrower's details are simply entered into the system and the books
are placed within the scanners read area. There is no need to even
open the book.
Books are discharged in
real time by passing through fast read scanners. The software
highlights any exceptional circumstances e.g. fines owing etc. There
is no need for staff to be involved at the returns point until the
time for shelf filling arrives.
Security gates are positioned at all the librarys entrance/exits. The
RFID system is far more accurate than traditional electro-magnetic
systems, delivery almost 100% detection rates.
LMS - Benefits
Reduced time in book issue and return check-ins.
Improved staff efficiency .
Enables Bulk Books Registration.
Easy search with Handheld Devices.
Freedom from line-of-sight reading requirements.
Reduces inventory calculation time to one day.
RFID The Primary Components
Reader with Antenna Pad
RFID Chip with antenna
The key component is the tag, which is attached
to an item on which information is stored electronically. The reader,
combined with an antenna, receives information using RF (radio
LMS - Conclusion
Library Management System uniquely gives libraries
patron self-check-out, inventory control, circulation management, and
loss-prevention; all integrated into one system.
The LMS is a complete library security and collection
management system integrated with circulation systems through
Self-service offers patrons privacy, enhances customer
relations by eliminating long checkout lines, and frees library staff
to assist other customers, while offering enhanced security of the
The library's existing book return, outfitted with an
LMS reader, immediately reactivates the security function and
automatically updates the circulation system upon the item's return.