International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 246


Deployment of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) at Indian academic libraries: Issues and best practice

L. Radha Alias Nagalakshmi
Corporate Librarian, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 November 2010
  •  Published: 28 February 2011



Library is a growing organism, pertaining to 5th law, nowadays library is getting into a new technology such as RFID, 3M, etc. This paper discovers deployment of RFID technology and its issues and best practice at libraries.  RFID technology is applied to various activities in libraries like automated check in /check out (without the intervention of the library staff), theft detection, stock verification etc. and comprises many components including RFID tags/labels, Library Staff Station, security gate, self service units, shelf management etc. and it can be extended to many more areas in future. 


Key words: RFID in library management, RFID issues, RFID privacy and policy, RFID in Indian libraries, best practice in RFID, deployment of RFID in library, guidelines for implementing RFID.