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

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Title: The application of RFIDs in libraries : an assessment of technological, management and professional issues
Authors: Gibb, Forbes
Thornley, Clare V.
Ferguson, Stuart
Weckert, John
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3587
Date: Jun-2011
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 view of 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.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright (published version): 2010 Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Ethics;RFIDS;Library management;Processes
Subject LCSH: Radio frequency identification systems
Libraries--Technological innovations
Radio frequency identification systems--Moral and ethical aspects
Library administration
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2010.07.005
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Information and Communication Studies Research Collection

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