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Library RFID from the inside

Library RFID from the inside By Chris Gabriel 4-5-15 RFID GENESIS In the beginning… RFID has been around for decades, and was first developed by the military to identify friendly aircraft in World War II. It has come a long way since then and there have been some very lofty concepts for this technology. Some have made our lives much easier and some never made it to the light of day. Library RFID is fortunately a concept that made it to reality, and regardless of who you talk to almost ev...
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Ouachita Parish Library System – Big Savings on Printing!

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In the 1990s, when the Ouachita Parish Public Library (OPPL) in north Louisiana began setting up public computing stations using grants provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the staff quickly noticed an expensive problem. “We would literally go through reams of paper on a daily basis,” recalls Eileen R. Kontrovitz, head of the IT department for OPPL. “People would just hit that print button, not understanding how Internet printing works, and instead of getting the one page they w...
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