Tendering for RFID Systems

Book Industry Communication (BIC) and the National Acquisitions Group (NAG) are pleased to announce the publication on their respective web sites today of Tendering for RFID Systems: A Core Specification for Libraries by Mick Fortune of Library RFID and Mark Hughes of Swansea University.

This document provides libraries intending to issue tender documents for radio frequency ID systems with a comprehensive checklist of questions they should ask themselves and their suppliers in order to ensure that they will get the functionality and levels of interoperability they require.

Mark’s varied career in Libraries has encompassed work at many different levels, mainly in the systems and service management fields, across both public and academic sectors. He has managed two successful large scale RFID implementations: the first for Swansea Public Libraries; then on a second occasion for a consortium project for the 3 Universities in the South West Wales Higher Education Partnership, and was one of the original authors of the Open RFID in Libraries Specification.

Mark has been in post as Head of Collections at Swansea University since March 2009. His current duties include management of finance, collections and library systems. He remains strongly involved in RFID development, and is an active member of the BIC/CILIP RFID in Libraries Group.

The publication is available for free download at http://www.bic.org.uk/e4librariesfiles/pdfs/110613%20Tendering%20for%20RFID%20Systems%20final.pdf.

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