- Volume 6 Issue 4
With quantitative and qualitative growth of libraries, number of books and patrons of the library are increasing rapidly. However, the growth brings up many new challenges to the library management process. One of the noticeable challenges is to ease the process of locating books users want. The purpose of this research is to develop a positioning system that can help library users locate books without going through tedious shelf searching process. The R-LIM system we propose can be used for such Purpose. It is based on the RFID technology, and consists of tags, readers, antennas, wireless terminals and light-emitting diodes. With the system, one may not only locate books easily, but also may put the book back to appropriate shelves promptly. Since R-LIM can do library inventory in real-time, it can be used fer anti-thief purposes as well.