University of Lincoln to introduce RFID Book Check

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Lincoln University Library, working in partnership with 2CQR, is to introduce cutting-edge RFID technology to its campuses, making lending faster, easier, more efficient and more secure.

From left to right: Di Walker from Lincoln University Library and Andrea Singer of 2CQR, with two representatives from Lincoln University.

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) technology has already been successfully implemented by Transport for London in their touch-in, touch-out Oyster card system, and is quickly being adopted to facilitate self-service in various types of libraries.

2CQR is the market leader in installing RFID technology for use in libraries and has been appointed by Lincoln University to provide self-service units to the four campus libraries as part of a larger refurbishment.

The University's four campus libraries at Brayford, Hull City, Riseholme and Holbeach will between them feature seven "totem" units, enabling students to self-check books and other items in and out, as well as pay any outstanding fines.

The units will benefit over 8,500 full-time students and will manage a collection of approximately 300,000 items.

The free standing "totem" units are one of the new developments of products from the 2CQR range in the area of library self service. Having selected 2CQR as a partner, delivery and installation of the units will take just six weeks.

Di Walker of the University of Lincoln said, "We're really excited to be working with 2CQR on this new project, after they were selected following a competitive process. We were impressed by their innovation and flexibility in meeting our requirements and look forward to seeing the new self-service systems in place."

Andrea Singer from 2CQR added, "It's great to be working with the University of Lincoln to bring their library self-service systems to the forefront of the industry. It's a relatively short lead time from being selected to installing the self service units, and we're really looking forward to seeing the systems benefiting the student population as soon as possible."

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