The University of Incheon in South Korea has automated its library operations with RaceTrack high-frequency RFID tags from UPM Raflatac coupled with a library automation solution from ECO.
With the new RFID-enabled library automation solution, the university’s 10,000 students will receive faster book circulation, as well as self-service check-in/out stations. The RFID solution also enables students to use their credit cards for library transactions, eliminating the need to carry a library patron card.
For library staff the automation means reduced time previously lost on laborious and tedious tasks related to book circulation and inventories. The staff can now allocate their time on more important tasks and focus on better serving their customers.
In the initial phase, the university’s newly built library, Haksan, tagged 500,000 educational and research items. Following successful RFID implementation at the Haksan library, the University of Incheon plans on expanding the use of RFID to the library of its Jemulpo campus.