RFID in the Library

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—A civil liberties watchdog group is expressing concern over the San Francisco Public Library’s plans to track books by inserting computer chips into each tome.
Library officials approved a plan Thursday to install tiny radio frequency identification chips, known as RFIDs, into the roughly 2 million books, CDs and audiovisual materials patrons can borrow. The system still needs funding and wouldn’t be ready until at least 2005. [eWeek]

An interesting thought for RFID, something I personally did not even think of, but seems to make a great deal of sense considering how you can use RFIDs to manage inventory. I guess we’ll have to wait to see if privacy groups get in the way…

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