One phone to rule them all: A case study

Saravani, Sarah-Jane (2012) One phone to rule them all: A case study. In: 4th International M-Libraries Conference 2012: From margin to mainstream: Mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries, 24-26 September, 2012, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

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The Digital Learning Hub at the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) have initiated a project, the Near Field Communication (NFC) Project, to investigate the potential of using the latest generation of smartphones in the provision of library services to users. NFC builds upon Radio-frequency identification (RFID) to establish a two-way communication channel between a user’s mobile device and an institutional portal. This will allow the secure transfer of personal data (such as user information, history and passwords) between the two endpoints. Using the NFC feature, and a specially-written mobile application, users will scan the RFID tags embedded in Wintec library materials, and check out this material at the initial point of contact. In essence, the project will enable students to use their mobile phone as their library ID card.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords that describe the item:Near Field Communication (NFC), mobile libraries, self-issue, RFID
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z719 Libraries (General)
Divisions:Corporate > Library
ID Code:2127
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Deposited On:13 Feb 2013 02:53
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