The application of RFIDs in libraries: an assessment of technological, management and professional issues

Forbes Gibb, Clare Thornley, Stuart Ferguson, John Weckert

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    Abstract

    This paper starts by outlining the technologies involved in RFIDs and reviews the issues raised by their general application. It then identifies their potential application areas within the library sector based on a generic process viewof library activities. Finally it highlights the issues that are raised by their application in libraries and provides an assessment of which of these issues are likely to raise ethical concerns for library professionals.The purpose is to provide an overview of the technology within the context of the library process and to highlight issues which may raise ethical concerns for the profession. A second paper will focus specifically on these concerns within the context of the professional obligations of the librarian.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)244-251
    Number of pages8
    JournalInternational Journal of Information Management
    Volume31
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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    Gibb, Forbes ; Thornley, Clare ; Ferguson, Stuart ; Weckert, John. / The application of RFIDs in libraries: an assessment of technological, management and professional issues. In: International Journal of Information Management. 2011 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 244-251.
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    In: International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2011, p. 244-251.

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