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Turn Traditional 'Reserved Book' Management Into an Intelligent Service
By Ling Chang
An affordable way for a library to start an RFID deployment is to create a reserved-books section that functions as a small, independent, automated library inside the main facility.

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Libraries Check Out Bluetooth Beacons
By Claire Swedberg
Two beacon companies have developed unique solutions to help libraries send data about their programs or other details to patrons who download an app and then pass a library's beacons.

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RFID News Roundup
By Beth Bacheldor
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Netc Launches EmbraceRF Solutions for Tracking Storage Media and Other Assets
By Claire Swedberg
The solutions include a version that will work on smartphones and tablets paired with a Bluetooth-enabled handheld EPC Gen 2 RFID reader.

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RFID Boosts Medical Equipment Usage at U.K. Hospital
By Claire Swedberg
Addenbrooke's has nearly doubled its use of medical equipment, as well as reduced its labor costs, by employing an active RFID system to track tagged items via fixed portals and handheld readers.

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Project Ingeborg Uses RFID to Bring Free Books to the Masses
By Claire Swedberg
A pair of Austrian innovators developed and deployed a solution that allows people to download books and other works in the public domain, and are now offering the solution to others for free.

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Grand Rapids Library Adopts UHF RFID Technology
By Claire Swedberg
The Michigan library believes it is the first public system to use UHF RFID in North America, enabling it to speed up checkout, track check-in, provide security and manage inventory.

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RFID News Roundup
HID Global expands its smart-card portfolio; ZeitControl announces RFID label with integrated microprocessor; new $95 million library in the United Kingdom features RFID; SAG announces RFID-enabled disposable wristband for security, access control and more.

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RFID News Roundup
Alien, Awarepoint each scores $10 million in funding; NXP launches new ICode chip, ships one billionth ICode; Verayo unveils next-generation unclonable RFID chip; Noxel intros UHF reader with Bluetooth connectivity; Emerson's new wireless liquid-level sensor; Feig Electronic offers new fast Ethernet-enabled RFID terminal.

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In the U.K., Libraries Switch to Self-Serve
By Claire Swedberg
Many are eliminating manned checkout counters, and are seeing savings in reduced labor costs for checkouts and returns, while freeing up staff members to spend more time assisting patrons.

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Europe Gets Down to Business
By John Edwards
After years of studies, trials and pilots, many European companies and organizations have determined how and where to best deploy RFID. Now, from Belgium to Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal and the United Kingdom, they're putting the technology to work in a myriad of industries to solve real-world problems.

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RFID Smart Shelves and Cabinets
By John Edwards
Smart fixtures help businesses store, organize and inventory an array of high-value items accurately and with only minimal human intervention. Here's what you need to know to choose the system that best fits your company's needs.

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The Queens Library System Grows With RFID
By Jennifer Zaino
Millions of tagged books, DVDs and CDs speed checkout times, boost visits and add value to the community.

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Library to Deploy Ultra-Long-Life RFID Tags for Historical Collection
By Brett Neely
To manage its rare legal documents, the Max Planck Institute for European History of Law plans to use tags promising a 40-year lifespan.

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Large Swiss Library System Implementing RFID
A library system in Geneva, Switzerland, is installing high frequency RFID systems to manage 700,000 circulating items at 11 branches. Biblioth

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