My system is a private collection but operates with a public interface (web)
it uses unique barcodes which operate in a similar way to an rfid per item way.
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.
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 books/items
> 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 few
> questions for you. Please feel free to message me directly and I can compile
> 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 wasn't
> used previously?
> 5. How does the customer locate the item on the shelf (e.g. Via handheld
> tool, map linked to catalog record, etc.)
> 6. Is there a way for the patron to find out the location of items that
> are shelved in non-public areas (if a library branch is undergoing
> 7. Would you recommend this software/hardware method to other libraries?
> Why or why not?
> Mark W. Jarrell
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