[Koha] Koha hardware interface

Lori Bowen Ayre lori.ayre at galecia.com
Sat May 14 09:32:57 NZST 2011


I may be able to shake loose some funding for this.  I'm pretty sure I could
help you get an development partner (library) with RFID self-check and ISO
28560 compliant tags.

Do you have a more format spec or RFC?


On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 1:57 PM, MJ Ray <mjr at phonecoop.coop> wrote:

> 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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> http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=2244
> Hope that helps,
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Lori Bowen Ayre // Library Technology Consultant
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<Lori.Ayre at galecia.com>Specializing in open source ILS solutions, RFID,
workflow optimization, and materials handling
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