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Tmall unmanned bookstore | RFID technology brings a revolution in reading
Release time: 2021-05-19
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There are no books in wisdom, just like birds without wings. "
    "There are no books in life, just like there is no sunshine;

RFID Book label
Books are the ladder of human progress, making us the heirs of the spiritual life of previous eras. In today's stressful and fast-paced life, many people say that reading can help people find a slow-paced world in a fast-paced life. As a result, the number of people who love to read is increasing, but the problems they face are gradually becoming more prominent. As a reader, do you often encounter the following questions: You clearly find that there are books you want to borrow in the library, but you can’t find them; the staff are always busy and don’t have time to answer questions; you don’t want to know the current hot books. Way to learn. When the beloved book is lost, it is nowhere to be found.

RFID book tag
As a library staff, there are also problems and confusions: the inventory is difficult and the workload is heavy, not in management but in manual labor; the work is accumulated more and more; the manpower is expensive, and there is no way to provide better services. In order to solve this series of problems, RFID technology has derived RFID smart library, RFID smart bookshelf and RFID unmanned library full of sense of science and technology. Let's take a look at these modern technologies below~

What is RFID technology
Before we understand what a smart library is, let's first understand what RFID technology is. RFID is mainly composed of electronic tags (Tag), readers and related application systems (Application System). RFID is a network system that uses electromagnetic spectrum to transmit specific identification information in a non-contact, non-visual, and highly reliable manner. The application of RFID system in the field of library management has updated the traditional bar code technology and security mechanism, accelerated the process of library management automation, and also provided a hardware platform for the construction of digital libraries.

Intelligent application of smart library scene
After the concepts of "smart earth" and "smart city" were put forward, the concept of smart library has gradually been widely discussed. Based on digital, networked, and intelligent information technology, interconnection, efficiency, and convenience are its main characteristics, and green development and digital benefits are its essence. In the simplest way, smart library = library + Internet of Things + cloud computing + smart equipment. That is, a smart library realizes smart management and services through the Internet of Things; as a service organization, the most fundamental work of a library is to provide readers with more convenient services through the cross-integration of librarians and smart devices. Let the library better understand the needs of readers.

The smart library enables the sharing and balance of information resources between books and books, people and people, people and books, and people and nature.

RFID security door
When readers enter the library, the first thing they can see is the new dual-mode anti-theft mode adopting the "RFID tag + magnetic stripe" security entrance and exit security and anti-theft access control, which can scan the circulating documents with UHF RFID tags and magnetic strips. , Security identification, in order to achieve the purpose of anti-theft and monitoring, the access control also has a separate channel alarm function.
Electronic tags

Self-service loan and return outside the museum
Setting up a self-booking bookcase outside the library can meet the library's daily book reservation needs. Readers can reserve a single or multiple books through the library website, and the system can automatically notify readers to arrive within the specified time via SMS or WeChat. Book a bookcase and swipe the book card to get the book you booked.

Library label
Set up a self-service borrowing and returning machine outside the library so that readers can return the borrowed books at any time without entering the library. The self-service inquiry system outside the library is available 24 hours a day. It is very convenient to read e-books and periodicals, and to find e-data.
Electronic tags
Automatic sorting of books
The sorting and management of books in the library adopts a new sorting system, which can sort stacked books in batches, and separate multiple stacked books into a single sequence for sorting. The equipment also has no book tearing and no jamming. , Easy to clean, easy to replace, and high stability.

Library inventory
Librarians only need to hold the inventory check system and move it across the bookshelf to read. The inventory time is very short. It originally took several people and several months of work, which can be completed by one person in half a day. At the same time, it is easy to find out or not in the bookshelf. Books in disorderly shelves greatly save manpower and material resources, allowing employees more time to help readers or add more service items.

Smart bookshelf using RFID technology
The smart bookshelf can update the book placement position at any time, and readers can learn about book information through the query terminal. When the bookshelf detects a new book, it will automatically mark the shelf where the new book is placed into the database, so that readers can easily find the book.

RFID tags
If readers or staff put the books on the wrong shelf, the system will also automatically display the situation of the wrong shelf and guide it to deal with it in time. And it can also cooperate with the library's automatic system to complete the inventory work, generate a list of books on shelf, and solve the problem of large inventory workload.
Realize the real-time monitoring of books. After the RFID module collects the book tag information, it will transmit the data to the system, implement 24-hour monitoring, and provide the inquiry system with the location of shelf information.

RFID unmanned library
In 2018, Tmall launched the “first Tmall unmanned bookstore in the country”. The bookstore focuses on the model of “swipe your face into the store, self-select books, and take it away without feeling payment”. The technical principle is similar to that of an unmanned retail store.
When getting started, customers can bind their Alipay account by "scanning code + swiping face", and the transparent gate will automatically open after the operation is completed. It takes about five seconds to pass through the gates.

High frequency tag
The bookstore has affixed an RFID price tag on the last page of each book. When the customer selects the book and comes to the "payment door", the book price will be automatically displayed on the display screen.
Book electronic label
At the same time, the camera will scan the face again, match the Alipay account, and settle automatically. After the process is over, the transparent gate opens and the customer leaves the store.

Library RFID tags
Whether it is an RFID smart library or an RFID unmanned library, their emergence is in line with the current development of the Internet and people's needs for convenience and speed. They not only meet the requirements of young people, but also cater to special groups of people. Nowadays, smart libraries can be seen everywhere in the libraries of universities and the streets and alleys of cities. While reading is getting more and more convenient, it must be easy to realize the desire of all people to study.
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