RFID in a Public Library Environment (RFID Europe 2010)

Jon Anderson,
Cambridge Central Library
United Kingdom
Sep 29, 2010.


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Presentation Summary

  • Piloting RFID
  • Return on Investment
  • Lessons Learned
  • Future Plans

Speaker Biography (Jon Anderson)

Jon Anderson is currently employed as Enquiry Services Manager for Cambridgeshire Libraries, responsible for the development of the information service delivered across all public libraries in Cambridgeshire.
For the past four years he worked as library project manager for the refurbishment of the Central Library in Cambridge which re-opened in September 2009. During this period he also oversaw the successful roll-out of customer self-service based on RFID technolgy at the largest service points in the County.

Company Profile (Cambridge Central Library)

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Cambridgeshire Libraries, Archives and Information provides free public access to a wide range of books, information, digital resources, and original historical documents through a countywide network of:
  • 32 branch libraries, 8 of which incorporate computer based learning centres that promote adult learning and skills
  • 10 volunteer run library access points
  • 7 mobile library vehicles
  • 2 archive offices together holding around 2.4 million original documents
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  • a wide range of special services such as services to children and young people, the 'Engage' service for over-50s, the 'Doorstep' service for the housebound, community information on the web, historical research and digitisation services, and the Postal Tape Service for people with visual impairments.
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2.3 million visitors and 600,000 remote users, issue around 3 million items for loan and provide around 55,000 hours of online use of resources.
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