[Koha] Koha hardware interface

MJ Ray mjr at phonecoop.coop
Sat May 14 08:57:15 NZST 2011

ajesh at maxenna.com wrote:
>  I have recently installed Koha3.4 on Ubuntu.
>  But what we want to implement is an RFID reader instead of the barcode
> scanner. Each book will have a RFID tag. The patron will pick the books
> from the shelf and bring it and place some books on top of RFID reader
> which will read all the books at once, say for example 4-5 books at once.
>  My doubt is how can I read this information into koha. Any suggestion
> please.

I have code for this.  It works basically like you describe, although
I note that reading tags on electronic kit is a bit of a pain.  Even
DVDs will shield some tags, so choose carefully.

The last release was for 3.0, which is just being end-of-lifed.  It
needs updating for 3.4 and the recent ISO standard for RFID tags, but
is already in use by at least one library.  I plan to be updating it
for 3.4 and then 3.6 as soon as funding is agreed.  It will go quicker
with either help or additional funding.  Do you have either?

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Hope that helps,
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