[Videolib] RFID tags on videos and DVDs

Delin, Peter (delin@zlb.de)
Sat, 22 Apr 2006 19:43:45 +0200

Dear Colleagues,

our library has decided to introduce an RFID checkout and control system
for all sorts of media. As far as I know there are problems to use RFID
tags on CDs and DVDs (we have a collection of 100.000 discs in all
formats !):
- the metal layer shields the tags so the security system won't work
- adhesive labels are not recommended on discs( see Fred Byers: Care and
Handling of CDs and DVDs (NIST)"
- once a label is put on the disc you can't remove it anymore. Are the
CD/DVD-tags of today technically mature ?

What are your experiences especially with big collections and massive
check out volume ? Any advice appreciated!

with kind regards
Peter Delin

Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
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