A fully integrated management, security solution that simplifies the operations carried out at a library. A combination of systems and software that fully automates and simplifies the procedure for the lending and return of books, filing, tracking, recording and counting of books. Operating costs are dramatically reduced while eliminating time-consuming procedures. At the same time, it helps in increasing productivity and the quality of service and protects and keeps books safe.
Modern libraries are now turning to the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) which is an innovative technology, which means identification through radio frequencies. An RFID tag is a small sticker that can be integrated into any library material (books, DVDs, CDs, rare editions, etc.). RFID tags have an integrated circuit/antenna that can store data related to the management of the library inventory, such as title, author, edition, registration number, etc. At the same time it is possible to change the security level of the library material by setting up appropriate permissions for checking books in and out of the library.
Library users can borrow or return many types of books or other material with a single motion and in an automated manner. Apart from "workstations" for librarians it is also possible to install "self-service stations" for users. This results in a dramatic reduction of operating costs, a reduction of manpower required, reduction of service time and substantial reduction of human error during transactions carried out within the library. A special "hand scanner" makes the identification of any book a game and the classification and inventory is accomplished in record time, thus increasing productivity and quality of service.
Entry / exit is enforced by transparent “RFID antennas” which ensure the overall security of the area and provide precise information regarding visitors and peak hours.
The solution is completed by an automated by a system for the classification and sorting of material. Each user or person in charge of the library can return the material that was borrowed by placing it in a special "automatic sorter" that contains high-speed conveyor belts. Through the data that is logged in the RFID tag, the conveyor belts can sort out the material that is returned per category, by placing it in specially designed smart trolleys. This makes the work carried out by staff easier and faster. The library opening hours is expanded because the "sorter" can be installed both inside as well as outside the premises of the library.
An intelligent management software is connected live with all relevant systems and is fully integrated with the core software of the library. This software can thus be used from anywhere in the world, both inside and outside the library premises, by all persons concerned. Useful information, statistics and comparative data, history and all sorts of important information is available at all times.
The company Nedap from the Netherlands is a pioneer in the field and actively supports several international standards. It has successfully supported many important libraries worldwide. Modern libraries, university, college, school, museum, municipal and public libraries, both large and small are already using this technology of the future.
The company's security and protection consultants are at your disposal to explain the systems in order to select the correct products based on your needs.