So last week, I posted about my library starting our inventory and tagging our collection with RFID tags.
“Great to hear! But just in case, tell me about this RFID thing because I didn’t read last week.”
Well, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses radio waves to automatically identify and track tags that contain electronically stored information. Libraries use them, Amazon uses them, and your dog probably has one, too. Just go back to last week’s post here, silly!
“So how did the process finally go?”
Well! We finished ahead of schedule! It was a ton of dedication and hard work, but we did it!
It was a fairly straight-forward process but there were a few things you guys had questions about, like staggering the tags and how the computer side of things worked.
Our #book #RFID and #inventory at the #library continues! For those who asked about how we tag: we put a tag at either the #top, the #bottom, or #middle. This staggers the #tags and makes it easier for the RFID pads to #read them when #stacked. #props to my #coworker @trayciesublett for the #demo! #books #librarians #BrashLibrarian #work #Monday
We certainly picked up a few other tricks and ran into hiccups along the way, and I’ll be covering more those completely in next week’s post.
If you still have any other problems, questions, issues, observations or more, it’s not too late to ask me! Ask me on here, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and I’ll cover them in next week’s post.
That’s all for this week, time to really pull all this together and make a definite RFID guide!
Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian