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.


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

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