Wider use of RFID likely in libraries

Stuff.co.nz – Wellington,New Zealand Has This Report on a study of Botany Downs Library, which became the first in New Zealand to introduce RFID (radio frequency identification technology) in October last year, supports the move.It is likely to cost several hundred thousand dollars to equip all Manukau’s libraries with RFID readers and tag all their books, but Mr Szekely says the investment should pay for itself within 10 years.

“RFID is not an alternative to more staff but it will help us strike a more realistic balance.”