Dutch public libraries to deploy ‘big brother’ chip

The largest supplier of books to Dutch libraries, NBD/Biblion, is going hi-tech and is planning to replace the bar code on its books with an RFID chip.
A supplier of some 2.7m books annually, NBD/Biblion hopes to use this technology to streamline its own business processes.

It should also help libraries locate and track their books more effectively, make checking-in and -out of books easier and improve the quality of (self-) service.

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