Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Home Education Allahabad University Library to Inculcate RFID Tech

Allahabad University Library to Inculcate RFID Tech

Radio Frequency Identification would enable users to locate any book

The Allahabad University (AU) in Prayagraj has initiated the effort to equip its central library with radio frequency identification system (RFID) technology.

The technology would enable users to locate any book from the huge treasure of around 7.5 lakhs books in the library at a mere click of a mouse.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.

Besides, will also check the book-theft from the library.

A proposal worth Rs 1.10 crore has been sent to the ministry of education by the varsity authorities and once the funds are sanctioned, the work to set-up the technology would begin.

According to official sources, the technology uses a set of stripes, which when placed inside the pages of a book, gets self-dissolved.

Follow NewsGram on Instagram to keep yourself updated.

After that, any user can trace the book by placing it on the machine which reads its signals. The user can also log the book or make entries related to it on the software supporting the unique RFID of each book.

Allahabad
Earlier, it was in 2008 that the center had announced sanctioning an amount of Rs 10 crores for up-gradation of the central library. Wikimedia Commons

RFID automated material handling systems also helps accelerate the process of returning books to library shelves faster.

Want to read more in Hindi? Checkout: सानिया मिर्जा का हो रहा है डिजिटिल डेब्यू 

However, experts in the field of library science have reservations about the use of RFID technology in the context of AU.

“It is debatable whether AU central library is ready for the sophisticated technology as it would need every student to pass through a ‘gate’ (something like the metal detector gate). How safe it would be among the students and for how long it would keep working is hard to tell. That may be one reason why universities like Banaras Hindu University, Aligarh Muslim University, and Delhi University have not gone for this technology”, said a senior faculty member of AU.

Earlier, it was in 2008 that the center had announced sanctioning an amount of Rs 10 crores for up-gradation of the central library.

ALSO READ: This Diwali, Indians Are Preferring Inter-State Road Trips And Beach Destinations

However, only half of the promised money was sanctioned to AU, and the concept of RFID was never initiated at the library. (IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,511FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

Knowledge Sharing Social Media Platform For Medical Students: MedBound

We've already been using major social networking sites for different purposes. Well, there are also some social networking sites that aren't to be missed...

Covid19 In India Brought Automation Technologies And IA To The Forefront

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought automation technologies to the forefront and the Intelligent Automation (IA) market in India is estimated to grow at a...

Corset: A Brief History

By- Khushi Bisht Corsets have existed for a very long time. It first originated in Italy and was brought to France in the 16th century...

Hybrid Work Is The Next Big Disruption In US Society

By Dora Mekouar Hybrid schedules could be the next monumental shift in the American workplace after last year's sudden move to remote work. More than 70%...

An Overview Of Bipolar Disorder

BY- JAYA CHOUDHARY Bipolar disorder, also known as bipolar depressive disorder, is a neurological disorder that causes mood and behavior changes. Bipolar disorder is characterized...

Cancer Immunotherapy Approach Targets Common Genetic Alteration

By Blake Jones Researchers have found a prototype for a new kind of immunotherapy for cancer. This therapy uses modified T-cells to target and attack...

Outlook Into Wellness Tourism Growth During Pandemic

The roller coaster ride that was 2020 brought the biggest dip in modern history, forcing individuals to adapt to major lifestyle changes while the...

Strengthen Your Immune System Against Foreign Pathogens

At the personal level, the fight against the Covid-19 virus begins with strong immunity. As the second wave turns out to be more alarming...

Recent Comments