I'll be interested to read your responses. The shelf-reading devices I've seen (with any ILS) could only identify proximity, not exact order, so they were only really good for finding lost/missing items and badly mis-shelved items. I haven't seen any reliable solutions for the rest of your wishlist.
Lucien On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 11:13 AM Will Matheson < wmathe...@princerupertlibrary.ca> wrote: > Good afternoon, > > I work at a small-city library in northwestern British Columbia, and we > along with many other BC libraries are on an instance of Evergreen known > as Sitka. > > At least three libraries on Sitka are using RFID for basic self-serve > check-out and faster check-ins. At least one attaches temporary > reprogrammable tags to ILL items. But that seems to be about as far as > it goes. > > What I am curious about: are any libraries in the broader Evergreen > ecosystem using some of the bleeding-edge advanced applications of RFID? > I've heard that the following are at least theoretically possible: > > - Check-out items simply by walking out of the library with them > > - Computer-aided shelf-reading to let pages know when items are out of > order > > - Find mis-shelved / lost items that happen to be in the library > > - Transmit the contents of books directly into patron's brains > > I'm kidding about that last one, but I'm seriously wondering how much of > RFID is hype and how much is achievable reality. The hardware and > software support needed to enable these advanced applications seems > considerable. If anyone has even gotten close to trying any of them, I'd > love to hear about it! > > Sincerely, > > -- > William Matheson > Library Assistant - Technical > Prince Rupert Library > > -- Lucien Kress Interim Project Coordinator Massachusetts Library Network Cooperative lkr...@masslnc.org / 503-345-3343 (phone/text)