RFID in US Libraries

NISO has published a best practices document surrounding the implementation and maintenance of RFID use in US libraries (RP-6-2008). The recommendations include:

  • RFID tags should comply with the ALA/BISG Resolution on RFID Technology and Privacy Principles
  • Use 13.56 MHz High Frequency tags
  • Use passive tags, not active
  • Read range should not be substantially increased
  • Tags should use standardized AFI feature
  • AFI byte should be encoded as “library applications” for loaned items
  • Security recommendations should be implemented
  • Security implementations should work for multiple vendors
  • Tags should be reprogrammable
  • Data should be encoded according to specific standards

Supporting these recommendations, there are substantial sections on:

  • Uses of RFID in libraries
  • NISO Data Model for RFID
  • Security
  • Migration
  • Book Supply Chain
  • Privacy
  • Vandalism

[from ResourceShelf]

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