NISO Two-Part Webinar on RFID Systems in Libraries

April 13 and 20

A new three-part international ISO standard on RFID in Libraries (ISO 28560) has been approved for publication and NISO has a revision underway for the recommended practice, RFID in U.S. Libraries (NISO-RP-6-2008), which will provide U.S. implementers with guidance on how to provide RFID in a way that adheres to the ISO work.

NISO’s two-part April webinar on RFID Systems in Libraries will provide background on the use of RFID in libraries and bring attendees up-to-date on the recent standards and what they mean to both system vendors and libraries.

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO RFID SYSTEMS IN LIBRARIES

The first part of the webinar, to be held on April 13 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time), will provide a broad look at RFID, giving libraries a better understanding of what benefits using RFID tags brings to libraries and giving attendees some information about how what roles various players in the supply chain play in the provision of RFID tags and associated services.

User Perspective — Alan Gray, Assistant Director, Operations, Darien Library

Learn why a library might implement RFID and how, including a look at both the benefits and risks. Hear about some things to consider when purchasing an RFID system/service for your library, including how the ISO and NISO recommendations might play a role in the decision making process.

Supply Chain Perspective — Rob Walsh, President & Co-founder, EnvisionWare, Inc. and a second speaker TBA

Two supply chain representatives — a technology supplier and a service supplier — will help you better understand what services a supplier might provide, from putting RFID tags on library items to coding RFID tags and post-sale services.

PART 2: STANDARDS FOR RFID SYSTEMS IN LIBRARIES

The second part, to be held on April 20 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time), looks more closely at the ISO RFID standard and the NISO Recommended Practice on RFID in U.S. Libraries. This webinar will focus on key portions of the documents to help attendees better understand what they might need to know when implementing RFID locally in order to ensure interoperability.

The RFID Data Model — Vinod Chachra, President & CEO, VLTS Inc. and Co-chair, NISO RFID Revision Working Group

An outline will be given of the standardized data model for meeting the needs of libraries and its application in U.S. libraries. The main goal of the model is to provide interoperability so that libraries can invest in RFID with confidence that they will be able to read tags on items from many other libraries and will have choices in purchasing RFID equipment and tags in the future.

RFID Security Issues — Paul Sevcik, Senior Product Development Specialist, 3M Library Systems and Co-chair, NISO RFID Revision Working Group

There are several approaches available for securing library items using RFID, each with its own advantages and drawbacks. Learn more about what these might be, what is recommended, and why.

RFID Privacy and Vandalism
Dan Walters, RFID Consultant

Two issues are often brought up as concerns when it comes to implementing RFID in libraries: privacy and vandalism. Learn more about how RFID technology assures patron privacy and confidentiality and how vandalism can be avoided.

REGISTRATION

You can register for either part independently or for both parts. Registrants for both parts receive a 25% discount. NISO and NASIG members receive a member discount and there is also a student discount available.

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar for one year. Can’t make it on the webinar date/time? Register and watch the recorded version at your own convenience.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpages:

Part 1 webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2011/nisowebinars/rfidpartone/

Part 2 webpage: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2011/nisowebinars/rfidparttwo/

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