Webinar: Tech Topics - RFID

Speaker Christine Peterson
Christine provides training, support and consulting services for Amigos member libraries in the areas of Internet and technology. Prior to joining Amigos, Christine served for eight years as the automation consultant and then manager for the Continuing Education and Consulting Department of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Before ...

Christine provides training, support and consulting services for Amigos member libraries in the areas of Internet and technology. Prior to joining Amigos, Christine served for eight years as the automation consultant and then manager for the Continuing Education and Consulting Department of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Before that, she was the systems librarian at San Antonio College and the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne. She holds Bachelor of Science degree in music and a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.


Christine teaches and consults in the areas of e-books and e-readers, teaching in online environments, CONTENTdm (OCLC's digital asset management system), technology planning, social media, open source software, RFID, HTML, website design, website accessibility, cascading style sheets, mobile website creation and design, and XML. She tries very hard to keep up with changes in the technological landscape, and annually presents the interesting and engaging session, "Playing Catch-up with Technology," which covers what occurred on the tech front during the past year.

Full Description

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is another of those technologies that have been slowly, but surely, moving into libraries. It is already used with regularity in large stores like WalMart; there is a good chance your local supermarket also uses RFID. At its simplest, it transmits data, e.g., barcode information, using radio waves. Libraries primarily use RFID to read the barcode labels on their materials. We'll figure out what RFID is and how it works, look at companies and libraries that have implemented, and find out why others have not taken this step.

This series, Tech Topics, is primarily lecture-based and introduces library staff to technologies that may impact libraries and library services.

Learning Objectives

  • Define RFID and explain how it works
  • Consider RFID implementations
  • Identify 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages for implementing RFID
 
The NY3Rs member fee for this webinar is $15. Register here.
 
 
This event is sponsored by the NY3Rs Association, Inc.
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When?

Mon, Mar. 23, 2015
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. US/Eastern

Where?

Online