[Koha] with RFID

David Schuster dschust1 at tx.rr.com
Tue Mar 11 06:22:45 NZDT 2008

I'm wondering though if this goes back to SIP and NSIP protocols? for RFID
self check type workstations?

Then the question becomes is KOHA extended that way already or under

David Schuster

Joe Atzberger wrote:
> As far as I know this question is not materially different than "Can I use
> barcode scanner X with Koha?" or "Can I use a DVORAK keyboard with Koha?",
> since RFID readers are just another input device.  The answer is, properly
> integrated, yes.
> Perhaps you are thinking about the more advanced functions like:
>    1. The user is walking out the secure doors w/ RFID tagged books.   If
>    he has his RFID library card, then process the books as checked out to
> the
>    user, print a receipt next to the door and open the door when the
> receipt is
>    taken.  ELSE, if no RFID library card is detected or the checkouts have
>    problems (like he's at max.) then sound alarm, notify desk staff, etc.
>    2. Some kind of inventory aggregator that you roll through the stacks
>    to get all the RFID/barcodes of the items.
> I think of all these tasks as hardware integration issues.  The server
> software shouldn't have to do anything different.  The latter, for
> example,
> doesn't involve Koha at all, until after the file of barcodes is created.
> At that point, it doesn't matter whether they were from RFID, laser
> scanners
> or hand entered.
> But maybe you are thinking of other limitations I am ignoring?
> --Joe
> On 8/31/07, Chris Cormack <crc at liblime.com> wrote:
>> On 31/08/2007, at 10:16 PM, MJ Ray wrote:
>> > Dipendu Ranjan <dipendur at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>> >>   Can we use RFID technology with KOHA.
>> >
>> > I don't think so at present.  I will be working with others on this
>> > problem this autumn.  Are many people interested in it?
>> >
>> >
>> Hi All
>> HLT here in NZ (the original Koha Library) have expressed interest in
>> RFID and Koha.
>> Chris
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