Self Circulation using RFID Technology with KOHA Software at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.

Chattopadhyay, Sougata and Savarimuthu, Xavier Self Circulation using RFID Technology with KOHA Software at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata., 2017 . In Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Seminar on RFID and Library Services: Use & Concern, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math Howrah, 22nd March 2017. [Conference paper]

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St. Xavier’s College Central Library has installed Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology based kiosk for self circulation through open source library management software KOHA. This technology is also improved library annual stock taking, ensure foolproof security and access control i.e. circulation management. This articles briefly describes why our library switch over from barcode based circulation to RFID based circulation, SWOT analysis of RFID technology, self-circulation using RFID technology, types of problem faced during implementation of the new technology and possible remedies. Lastly, the conclusions are drawn based on SWOT analysis.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: RFID, Barcode, SWOT
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading.
D. Libraries as physical collections.
E. Publishing and legal issues.
F. Management.
G. Industry, profession and education.
H. Information sources, supports, channels.
I. Information treatment for information services
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum.
J. Technical services in libraries, archives, museum. > JI. Circulation.
Depositing user: Mr. Sougata Chattopadhyay
Date deposited: 13 Mar 2018 10:57
Last modified: 13 Mar 2018 10:57

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