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Javier Vazquez, Chen-Cheang Huang, Prof. S. K. Chang, Prof. C. Y. Hsieh, Prof. Falcon Chu


Radio Frequency Identification(RFID), the technology of tomorrow, is the “next wave” of businesses track inventory and assets across most industries Global. From warehouse, inventory management, manufacturing, library systems to distribution networks.

Today, most of academic and public libraries face growing challenges in administering the assets of their collection and maintaining or improving service levels to patrons. In addition, libraries have also grown their services to their patrons from simply offering books and periodicals to now adding multi-media items such as videos, CDs and DVDs. Throughout this growth in material resources offered by libraries, there are also growing concerns on the collection of assets and maintaining service levels to the patrons. As matter of fact, many libraries have sought ways to reduce operating budgets to balance the growing capital costs of the multi-media resources and computer hardware. Seeing that library managers face each day, KSI RFID-Based Library Systems is simply developed to brings solutions to automate library functions such as a circulation and facilitate their services to patrons over internet. The system allows of scanning and reading the RFID tag attached to each asset with UID number (Unique Identification) depending on the material, paper, plastics, etc.

KSI RFID-Based Library Systems simply deliver the advantages as follows:

  • Faster scanning and reading of the data stored on the RFID tag,
  • Simple and easy way for both librarian and patron to check for material loans and returns,
  • Superior detection rates, High speed inventory activities.