Development of the RFID Based Library Management and Anti-Theft System: A Case of East African Community (EAC) Region
Keywords:RFID, Library Management System, Anti-Theft, Ultra High Frequency
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Systems are becoming very useful in our daily life due to their advantages such as reduction of human error, theft prevention, time-consuming reduction, the auto-identification of targeted objects, business processes automation. RFID systems has been applied in the library to manage items and library operations. Different approaches have been adopted in library management systems in the East African region unfortunately some challenges including theft, page removal, non-customer satisfaction, high cost of the used system, are still persisting. To address these challenges, RFID-based library management and the anti-theft system has been developed for the East African Community (EAC) library. It focused on the use of Ultra High Frequency (UHF) band which enables readers and tags to transmit and receive data at a long range. The developed system facilitates users to borrow and return library items using RFID modules and enables librarians to monitor, record library activities and prevent no issued item to cross the library entrance or exit.
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