Friday, May 18, 2012

RFID project update

Our team of taggers is still hard at work, making their way through all WCCLS member libraries, adding RFID tags to library materials. Last week they tagged the one millionth item!

As you can see by our pile of books to the right, we're making our way up the stack. To see the numbers of items that have been tagged so far at each library, visit our RFID info page.

The taggers in the children's area at Bethany
Last week the crew was at the Cedar Mill Bethany library. This lovely library makes good use of their small space, and you can see from the picture that the tagging team almost filled up the childrens' area!

In addition to the tags that need to be added to library materials, gates and self check machines are being added as well. The West Slope Library recently had their RFID gates installed. This picture that West Slope staff shared on their Facebook page of shows off their futuristic new gates.

The new RFID gates at West Slope
WCCLS is installing Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technology in member libraries in order to increase staff efficiency, enhance the security of library materials, and, most importantly, make it even easier for you to use the library.