We built an in-house program for mapping books (
https://github.com/ryersonlibrary/rula-finder). I might take some tweaking
to work at your institution, but I would give take a look.
Here is a working example:
Currently its main limitation is that it can open map to rectangles (if the
shelves are slanted, or irregularly shaped, it may get tricky)
On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:07 PM, Dave Caroline <[log in to unmask]>
> My system is a private collection but operates with a public interface
> it uses unique barcodes which operate in a similar way to an rfid per item
> 1, me
> 2, not that long (add an input shelving screen, draw some maps(auto
> drawn in my case), and add a link in the search results to a map
> 3, not a lot(nothing) I wrote it for my own collection/archive
> 4, a barcode scanner, both hand held/and a wifi barcode scanner
> 5, uses the search screen, gets a link to the map
> 6, no difference in my case
> 7, yes, sure makes finding stuff easy, also makes for easy stock control
> I dont see much difference software wise between rfid and barcode just
> the way scanning is done.
> The web interface has no map interface for security reasons but
> internal screens get the map link.
> I have saved a grab here
> I save an XY location, size and rotation for a shelf and the basic
> room size in a table then draw automatically the room with an arrow
> pointing to a highlighted stack.
> one day the arrow position will show the approx offset along the shelf
> as I always scan left to right.
> Dave Caroline
> On 28/08/2014, Jarrell, Mark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Are there any libraries out there that are making use of RFID
> > hardware/software to help patrons know the precise location of
> > on the shelves? Or is anyone use other stack mapping software to help
> > patrons know the general location of items on the shelf? If so, I have a
> > questions for you. Please feel free to message me directly and I can
> > the results into an anonymous set to share with the group.
> > 1. Name of software & vendor
> > 2. Approximate time to implement
> > 3. Approximate cost to implement
> > 4. What types of hardware/software is involved in the process that
> > used previously?
> > 5. How does the customer locate the item on the shelf (e.g. Via
> > tool, map linked to catalog record, etc.)
> > 6. Is there a way for the patron to find out the location of items
> > are shelved in non-public areas (if a library branch is undergoing
> > renovations)?
> > 7. Would you recommend this software/hardware method to other
> > Why or why not?
> > [cid:B062E8AC-43B8-4564-9851-3B3E64D2EDF1]
> > Mark W. Jarrell
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